John Whitgift Academy

North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Location: North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About John Whitgift Academy

John Whitgift Academy is a fully inclusive caring academy which promotes community and social cohesion based on the simple principles of courtesy, co-operation, tolerance and mutual respect. We demand personal excellence from students of all ages and abilities, providing them with the necessary support to become responsible citizens. John Whitgift Academy is committed to providing an innovative, enterprising and energising curriculum with a variety of enrichment opportunities for all. We offer each student a personalised and dynamic learning pathway with opportunities for community and business engagement with our local partners. 

We pride ourselves on being small, despite our rapid growth and caring greatly about each and every student. All members of staff are committed in providing the very best of education for students of all abilities and we stand firmly by our high standards and expectations that ensure the best outcomes in Year 11. We offer each student a personalised and up to date learning pathway that meets the needs of all learners and ensures that all students are prepared for the next stage in their learning journey, whether that is college, apprenticeships, the world of work or university. As a member of Delta Academies Trust we are part of a strong family of academies that work collaboratively together to improve the life chances of all learners.

“John Whitgift Academy is the highest performing academy in North East Lincolnshire and is in the top 4% of most improved academies in the country. Its student population is rapidly growing with numbers leaving in 2019 compared to those joining, increasing by 200%. Behaviour is good with a relentless focus upon learning, aspiration and in establishing quality effective relationships between students, staff and the local community. The academy is very fortunate to have exceptional facilities, such as swimming pools, an engineering base and a 220 seat private cinema.”

Rob Spendlow, Principal

The latest Ofsted report (March 2020) gave the academy Good in all categories and Good overall

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Address: Crosland Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 9EH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1472 311 080
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