Barnes Wallis Academy
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About Barnes Wallis Academy
The Barnes Wallis Academy is a mixed, mainstream, state secondary school located in Tattershall, Lincolnshire. It caters to students aged 11 to 16 and has a growing roll with approximately 470 students currently.
The Barnes Wallis Academy was founded in 1954 and was previously named Gartree Community School. It began as a foundation school administered by Lincolnshire County Council and converted to academy status on 1st September 2014. The school is now sponsored by the David Ross Education Trust but continues to coordinate with Lincolnshire County Councils for admissions. In 2017 the Academy gained a “good” rating from Ofsted with personal development, behaviour and welfare being graded outstanding.
Vision and values
The Barnes Wallis Academy aims to provide a curriculum that excites learners and meets their intellectual needs. Teachers strive to produce students who are resilient, confident and healthy, with the ability and desire to make the world a better place. Every student is encouraged to positively contribute to the wider community.
The Academy implements policies that respect an individual’s well-being and dignity, provide opportunities for success and acknowledge good efforts as well as personal achievement. The school’s ethos is "Educational excellence for the community" and it aims to broaden horizons.
The staff and students are proud to be an integral part of the local community and are actively involved in local events. The Academy has a culture of celebration of achievement and places a high emphasis on the well-being of its students and their pastoral care.
English, maths and science are emphasised in the curriculum. Humanities, arts, languages, technology and vocational qualifications are also available. Vocational qualifications include BTEC Sport, BTEC Child’s Play, Learning and Development and BTEC Performing Arts. The curriculum also addresses global issues, the environment and economic awareness.