Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About Walton Academy
Walton Academy is an 11 – 19 highly successful and oversubscribed specialist academy. As a leading edge high performing academy we pride ourselves in our traditional values and supportive culture for both students and staff.
At Walton you will find a school with a unique and distinctive ethos. We value every Walton pupil as an individual and pride ourselves on our ability to both nurture and challenge our girls to fulfil their potential - to 'soar like an eagle' as our badge depicts. Our close knit, outward looking and happy community is an ideal environment for each student to flourish.
The award of specialist Performing arts, Applied Learning, and Language College status enables us to be innovative in our specialisms and to offer exciting learning opportunities and develop mutually beneficial links with the local community.
Our core values include our exceptionally high standards in all areas of achievement, behaviour, learning and teaching and leadership. We aim to develop the leaders of tomorrow, and the opportunities at Walton are without bounds; from the Performing Arts, Young Journalist Academy and Duke of Edinburgh Award to sport and leadership opportunities; there really is something for everyone. At Walton we firmly believe that the activities we offer our students outside the classroom before, during and after school are essential to help each student reach her dreams. Extra-curricular activities provide a variety of opportunities for achievement and allow students to develop skills in team work and leadership.
At the heart of our success is the care we take with our students. We believe that any student will flourish as part of a strong partnership between student, parent and the academy. We work closely with primary schools and parents to ensure that students who join us in Year 7 are confident and excited about joining Walton. Similarly we work closely with our Sixth form and other further education providers to ensure that students have the best possible opportunities for the next stage in their lives. Each student has a tutor to provide day to day care, and for those times when a little more support is needed we have a strong pastoral care team and a network of professionals to call upon.
Learning and Teaching
We encourage and support students of every capability to succeed and improve on their personal best within a creative and exciting learning environment. The best learning cannot take place without the best teaching and the quality of teaching at Walton is second to none, backed up by excellent OFSTED feedback and a consistently high level of professional development.
Achievements and Standards
Walton has been recognised as good with outstanding features by OFSTED and as a high performing leading edge school by the Specialist Schools and Academies trust. We have received many awards by several educational and associated industry bodies for excellence in everything from our healthy food options and sports facilities, to our investment in people.