There has never been a better time to join The Winsford E-ACT Academy. Since opening in September 2010, we have made excellent progress towards establishing ourselves as an outstanding provider of education and we have developed a distinctive ethos and vibrant culture underpinned by our motto: ‘Succeed, Aspire, Learn Together”.
We are very proud of our Academy and the achievements of our students. The Academy has seen rapid improvements in academic achievement thanks our students’ positive attitude to learning and our highly committed staff who put the child at the centre of everything they do. Our students are well behaved, friendly, kind and considerate. Parents are fully supportive of the Academy and express significantly high levels of satisfaction in how we provide for their children. Indeed, 94% of parents would recommend this Academy to another parent (from 300 Ofsted-style surveys).
We expect the very highest standards from our students and our strong school systems ensure that students are provided with a safe and friendly environment where teachers teach and learners learn. Outstanding levels of pastoral care, delivered through our unique House system, and a diverse curriculum offer, ensure equality and opportunity for all.
Beyond the classroom, we offer an extensive range of enrichment activity, which allow students to develop new skills and interests. Our links with the community are firmly established and through effective partnership work we are able to provide our students with an impressive array of opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
In September 2013, we take our successes, aspirations and vibrant learning culture into a brand new, £20 million, state-of-the-art learning environment which will include: 60 brand new classrooms with flexible learning spaces; a 400-seat theatre in our new Performing Arts Centre; Learning Resource Centre; outstanding sports facilities; new science labs; drama and dance studios; music rehearsal rooms; media suites; a Sixth Form Centre; art studios; technology workshops; and outdoor learning areas, including allotments, full reconstruction of World War I trenches and an amphitheatre.
In addition to this, the Academy is investing £1.7 million into ICT which will transform the learning experiences of all students. From September 2013, all students will be provided with their very own mobile learning device (e.g. iPod Touch) and will benefit from an unrivalled mix of ICT that will fully prepare students for an ICT-rich future. Windows and Mac-based PCs will be available across the Academy, Apple TV and large HDMI, flat-screen televisions will be a staple feature of all classrooms and industry standard Mac labs will be central to learning in Technology and Creative Arts.
Whilst these words provide a flavour of what we are about, there is no substitute for a visit to the Academy. We actively encourage parents to visit us during the day to witness the Academy in action. You won’t be disappointed with what you see. May I also encourage you to access the Principal’s Blog which will provide you with an excellent view into the Academy, with 200 posts capturing just some of the successes of our students: http://www.principalbloggy.wordpress.com
“Inspectors are of the view that the sense of optimism and growth was palpable…there is good capacity for further improvement”. (Ofsted Report, February 2012)
The Winsford E-ACT Academy, Grange Lane, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2BT