Today, Glenmoor and Winton Academies welcomed Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Amanda Spielman, to hear about their success to date.
During her visit, Ms Spielman met with the academies’ Principal, Stuart Ingram, as well as students and staff, who were all keen to talk about their successful transformation into high-performing, inclusive schools. Ms Spielman was also joined on her tour of the school site by Ofsted’s Regional Director for the South West, Bradley Simmons.
Glenmoor, the girls’ academy, and its boys’ counterpart Winton share a staff team and have continued to reach new heights in recent years.
Glenmoor Academy was one of the top 40 schools in the country last year for its exceptional Progress 8 score of +1.05, representing the progress students made at GCSE compared to their individual starting points. The academies were the top two performing schools in Bournemouth and Christchurch on this measure.
While both academies received ‘Good’ Ofsted judgements in 2015, Winton Academy achieved a further ‘Outstanding’ report in December 2018. This praised the dedication of leaders working across the schools and their hard work to secure “life-changing outcomes” for students.
Most recently, students and staff at Glenmoor and Winton have been celebrating after making the shortlist for ‘Secondary School of the Year’ the national TES Awards, which garner thousands of nominations each year.
HM Chief Inspector of Education Amanda Spielman said:
“It’s great to be here in Bournemouth to meet staff and pupils at Winton Academy. I’ve really enjoyed finding out more about life at the school, particularly as it is doing so well by its pupils.
“Pupils can study a broad range of subjects before they specialise in Years 10 and 11 and it’s good to see that there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities as well.”
Stuart Ingram, Principal of Glenmoor and Winton, said:
“We were privileged to welcome Amanda Spielman and Bradley Simmons to our school today to share with them our approach to academic excellence, high aspirations for all and what we call ‘Education with Character’. Not only do we enable students to make outstanding progress during their time with us, but we also provide a rich and exciting range of wider opportunities to support their academic learning. This means that they leave us fully prepared to take on the next stages of their lives at university and beyond, becoming successful, hard-working and conscientious young adults.”