Academy Site

As you drive down Corelli Road, a typical narrow south-east London suburban street in SE3, you would never imagine that the discreet and unassuming school entrance to The Halley Academy could open up into such a vast and wide open green space behind this limited facade.

The Academy sits peacefully within its tranquil setting of nearly 13 acres (55,000 m²) of ‘green belt’ land, bordered by residential housing. These calm, tree-lined roads and avenues form a haven around the Academy and belie the fact that we are just a stone’s throw from the bustling triangle of the main arterial roads of Shooters Hill, the South Circular and the A2 Rochester Way, which all service the Academy well with their good public transport connections.

Photo of The Halley Academy building taken from a green space on the academy grounds.

The school buildings are spread out generously over the estate, with two sizable and distinctive grass quadrangles in the centre of the main school blocks where students can play and socialise outdoors during their break times.

We also enjoy the luxury of our own dedicated playing fields adjoining the main academy buildings, which incorporate three full-size football pitches. When we hold our annual Academy Sports Day our students and staff are spoiled by only having to walk a few yards to the wide-open expanse of our adjoining playing field. Such a resource is a rarity in inner-city schools.

Our Academy buildings were constructed by leading architects back in 1954 and are sufficiently noteworthy to be given “listed status”, testimony to their character and practicality. Our Main Hall is both impressive and spacious and, along with our light and airy Reception Foyer, is available to hire for functions, such as weddings and community events.

Our large plot of land affords us the space to be able to offer our students a wide number of specialist teaching spaces including:

  • Sport (Basketball, Football, Athletics)
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Technology

In addition, we have The Tallow Chandlers Engineering and Design Centre which affords students the opportunity to use specialist state-of-the-art equipment in an authentic environment. We also benefit from a newly constructed Sports Centre, which includes a full-size indoor Sports Hall as well as a Dance Studio and Fitness Studio.

Our sports facilities are also available to hire, along with the outdoor football pitches on our adjoining playing field.

An exterior shot of the Sports Hall building on The Halley Academy grounds.
An exterior shot of The Tallow Chandlers Engineering & Design Centre building.

We have our own Sixth Form provision on-site, with places available to students who have and have not studied at the Academy during their Key Stage 3 & 4 years.

We welcome you to come and visit the Academy and our grounds at any time.  To arrange an appointment for a viewing simply complete the contact form on our Contact Us page.