Shireland is three times an Outstanding Academy and has been at the forefront of pioneering and strategic use of technology for school improvement during the past decade. It is widely acknowledged as being one of the main drivers that helped the Academy achieve Outstanding in 2010 and 2013.
Its Key Stage 3 Literacy for Life Model is based upon a thematic, competency based curriculum that is underpinned by technology. It is this blend of curriculum innovation combined with online spaces, one to one access and flipped learning methodology which has seen dramatic results in terms of standards and the successful embodiment of "21st Century" skills in their students.
Developing digital fluency across Shireland has been key to its success and in maintaining its "outstanding" provision for staff, students and families.