Leicestershire, United Kingdom
About Limehurst Academy
Limehurst Academy is an over-subscribed and successful 11-16 school in the heart of Loughborough, and is a wonderful place to work. We are very proud to serve a multicultural community, and the school routinely celebrates its diversity. Visitors to Limehurst regularly comment on both the stimulating learning environment and the welcoming atmosphere offered by staff and students. We are a happy school, and we actively promote positive choices and having a can-do attitude.
Our last set of published results, in 2019, saw our students achieve a brilliant set of GCSE results. Our school Progress 8 score was above average, at +0.68, and our Attainment 8 score was 52.8 – over half a grade higher than the national average. The Department for Education classified Limehurst’s performance as well above average – its highest category. Around 620 students attend Limehurst, and this number allows us to robustly implement our ethos of ‘Achievement in A Caring Environment’. We were last inspected by Ofsted in March 2017, and we are currently judged as Good, with Behaviour & Safety judged to be Outstanding.
Also in 2018, 2019 and 2020, we were rated as a five-star school by the Real Schools Guide.
Our staff are of the very highest quality, and incredibly committed to the school. Staff development is given a high priority at every stage of a teacher’s career. No teacher teaches more than 21 out of 25 lessons.
Loughborough is a thriving market and university town in the heart of the beautiful Charnwood countryside. It has excellent road links, with the M1, M42 and A6 all close to the town. We are situated in the town centre, less than five minutes’ walk from regional bus connections, and fifteen minutes’ walk from Loughborough train station which serves all stations on the midland mainline. East Midlands Airport is less than twenty minutes’ drive away. World-class sport and arts can be found in the town itself and very locally, as can a huge variety of high-street and independent shops. There is plenty of affordable housing available in Loughborough and its surrounding cities, towns and villages.