Dragon hunts for the next generation of business leaders in Nottingham


Nottingham, 7 September 2018 – Applications are now open for the first ever intake of students for the city’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Nottingham Girls’ Academy has kicked off its search to find the business leaders of tomorrow who want to take control of their own futures.

The Academy, sponsored by Greenwood Academies Trust, equips young people with the practical skills and experience needed to excel in the working world through its tailored courses, developed by 

star of Dragons’ Den, Peter Jones CBE, in partnership with Pearson (Edexcel), the UK’s largest educational awarding body. 

Whether students are aspiring entrepreneurs, ready to make their mark within a growing business, or wanting to continue in education, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy puts them on the fast track to success, helping them to become the most successful version of themselves, whatever path they choose.

Young women aged 16-19 can enrol for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, where the business-led courses have a mission to unleash young people’s entrepreneurial talent by giving them the opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. Students on the course are given the unique opportunity to learn first-hand the essential skills needed for the world of work. 

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy @ Nottingham Girls’ Academy will act as a hub of outstanding enterprise provision, where students receive pioneering support to start businesses and achieve globally recognised qualifications in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Peter Jones CBE commented: 

“I’m absolutely delighted to announce today this opportunity for Nottingham Girls’ Academy to host a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, and to help young people across Nottingham develop the real-world business skills that will help them succeed in life. 

“I believe all young people deserve a bright future and I started the Foundation with a clear goal – to improve young people’s lives. Good enterprise education is an essential element of this and should be part of all schools. We already run a number of successful enterprise programmes and offer high-quality qualifications, helping students fulfil their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities that encourage, educate and empower students, at all times championing enterprise.

“Now we are building on the success of our work to date and expanding our charitable provision by working in partnership with leading education providers through the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Programme. Today’s launch of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy @ Nottingham Girls’ Academy will further help us create the next generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs and young people with the skills to succeed in the world of work.”

David Tungate, Principal of Nottingham Girls’ Academy said: 

“We are extremely excited to be able to offer the young women of Nottingham the opportunity to join the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. The academy recognises the importance of helping pupils develop skills which 


their character education too. 

“This diverse and ‘hands-on’ course gives young people the experience, skills and knowledge needed to build long, successful careers, will be a fantastic addition to our curriculum.” 

To find out more about applying for a place in Nottingham Girls’ Academy Sixth Form, visit www.nottinghamgirlsacademy.org or call the Academy on 0115 7483410.

Dragon hunts for the next generation of business leaders in Nottingham