University Academy Holbeach
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About University Academy Holbeach
University Academy Holbeach is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school for students aged 11-16. It is situated in Spalding, Lincolnshire. There are 1,200 pupils at the school and it was rated “good” in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
University Academy Holbeach was established in 2011, after the closure of St Guthlac's School in Crowland and George Farmer Technology and Language College in Holbeach.
Values and vision
University Academy Holbeach’s aim is to provide a broad general education and to produce well-behaved, well-balanced, resilient individuals who work hard and respect themselves and those around them.
The secondary school works to achieve these aims through an ethos of hard work, providing structures that enable pupils to achieve and feel safe. Teachers encourage pupils to share one another’s successes. The curriculum is enriched through partnerships with the University of Lincoln and local businesses.
“Leadership, including from the governing body, is strong and effective. The Principal’s infectious commitment and passion galvanise staff and effectively drive improvement. Despite the challenges of amalgamating two schools, the development of the new academy has been very well managed, often under challenging circumstances. Students make good progress across all year groups and in most subjects, often from low starting points. Achievement in mathematics and in vocational subjects is particularly strong. Students benefit from teaching that is usually good and sometimes outstanding. High quality teaching promotes good achievement and very positive attitudes to learning.”