The Axholme Academy is a small, successful and popular secondary school. Our students are hardworking and well-behaved. They are supported by excellent, experienced teachers and support staff. Students make excellent progress and study a curriculum that Ofsted described as ‘broad and exciting’. We survey our parents regularly and they tell us that they are very positive about the school and are happy to recommend us to other parents.
In 2016 69% of our students left the academy with GCSE A* - C grades in English and maths. There were top class results across many subject areas that led to the academy gaining an excellent Progress 8 score of 0.44. This shows that our students made significantly more progress than other students across the country with similar starting points and we are very proud of this.
We provide an outstanding range of opportunities for students to develop a wide range of social skills and cultural development. Recent destinations for trips and visits include international destinations such as New York, Greece and Paris as well as a huge range of other trips and curricular visits for each year group. Our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is thriving. We have brilliant teams of peer mentors and prefects that gain great leadership experience and support other students very effectively.
We never stand still at The Axholme Academy and we are very excited at the new Axholme North Sports Centre being built on our site. Our students will have access to brand new facilities including a swimming pool, fitness suite, dance/exercise studio, floodlit outdoor synthetic sports pitch and a refurbished sports hall along with other improvements to the site. Work starts in November 2016 and we hope the centre will be fully open at the end of 2017.