“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart”

Our hearts are broken to have lost our Head Teacher and, above all, a treasured friend on Tuesday 15thOctober following a short illness.

Alan made Catcote, Catcote! He was an inspirational and amazing leader who made us laugh every day.  He was a man with a big heart who cared deeply for the whole Catcote and SEND community.

He was recognised nationally for the impact he had on the lives of young people with special educational needs and was relentless in his quest to provide the very best future for all in his care. He was passionate that our students should be able to continue their education and lead valuable and meaningful lives, regardless of their needs, ability or age.

Alan was a fantastic role model for us all and Catcote will never be the same again! We will strive to continue his legacy and make his dreams come true.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

Catcote Academy were delighted and honoured to have won the Category for “Special Educational Needs Champion’ for excellence in careers. This is a national and prestigious award and reflects their whole school approach to careers education. It is a testament to the visionary leadership of their CEO Mr Alan Chapman.

Welcome to Catcote Academy



Catcote Academy caters for secondary and post-16 students with special educational needs.

Sixth form college


Catcote Sixth Form caters for post-16 students with special educational needs.



Catcote Futures caters for our Post 19 and lifelong learners who have severe and profound multiple learning difficulties.