Information from the Principal

Welcome to Ocean Academy Poole

Jo Quarrie

As the Principal at Ocean Academy, I would like to express my excitement and enthusiasm at having the opportunity to lead such a well-respected and highly motivated school. Through our core values of Self-Worth, Engagement and Purpose, we relentlessly strive to ensure that every child aspires to be the very best that that they can be.

At Ocean Academy, we provide an enriched and challenging curriculum which is fun and engaging and ultimately keeps our children at the heart of everything we endeavour to achieve. We trust that learning is strengthened through effectively developing the skills and attitudes of: Belonging, Heroes, Sense of Accomplishment, Fun & Excitement, Curiosity & Creativity,  Spirit of Adventure, Leadership & Responsibility and Confidence to Take Action.

We believe in developing ‘the whole child’ and ensure high expectations for social, emotional, physical, moral, cultural and academic growth.  It is important to us that the children at Ocean Academy are resilient, determined and believe in their abilities to succeed whilst not being afraid to make a mistake or ‘have another go’. Our staff work as a strong team, fostering curiosity and creativity in an environment where everyone is a valued member of the team.

The facilities at Ocean Academy are modern and diverse and this allows us to promote learning now and for the 21st century. Ocean Academy has its ethos embedded in the Aspirations Academies core belief that for all children to have high aspirations they must believe in themselves, be actively engaged in their learning and see the connection between what they learn today and who they want to become tomorrow. We will strive to realise this for our children as they undertake their own individualised learning journey. More information about Aspirations Academies can be found on our website.

There are numerous opportunities for parents and carers to support the learning at Ocean Academy and we embrace the value of working closely with parents and the local community to uphold the collegiate approach that leads to successful, life-long learning and positive outcomes for our children. In a recent parent survey, all parents who responded said that they would recommend Ocean Academy to other parents.

We work closely with other local schools and community groups and regularly interact with other schools within the Aspirations Academies group. We have a hardworking and enthusiastic Parent / Teachers Association (PTA) who would love your support.

Our website gives you a flavour of life at Ocean Academy and we positively welcome visits or phone calls to discuss your child’s needs further. Please make an appointment with the school office. We look forward to meeting you soon !

Best Wishes


Mrs J Quarrie


Ocean Academy