The Winsford Academy
Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
About The Winsford Academy
The Winsford Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Winsford, Cheshire. It is supported by the multi-academy Fallibroome Trust, which supports six schools. An average-sized school, it will provide up to 1,700 places for students aged 11-16, when fully subscribed.
The Winsford Academy first opened in September 2010. It was originally sponsored by the E-ACT Trust, but transferred to Fallibroome in September 2014. Winsford's sixth-form provision was suspended in September 2016 owing to funding cuts and declining pupil numbers.
Values and Vision
Winsford’s values are represented by an acronym that reflects its mining town heritage: SALT (succeed, aspire, learn together). Each child is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter what level of education they start at. Students are strongly encouraged to get the most out of school by immerse themselves in both the curriculum and extracurricular activities. Pupils also learn how to become well-rounded individuals, with the school emphasising good manners and tolerance for people of different cultures and beliefs.
Facilities around the school grounds include a theatre, dance studio and sports hall.
“Exceptional leadership and robust governance mean that standards and achievement for all pupils have risen sharply. The trust’s executive principal and senior leaders have brought about rapid and sustained improvement in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, pupils’ outcomes and their behaviour. Pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, make good progress in most subjects and very good progress in English.”