Winton Academy

Name Winton Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 December 2018
Address Winton Way, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4HT
Phone Number 01202529738
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 835 (100% boys)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 10.4
Academy Sponsor United Learning Trust
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Percentage Free School Meals 9.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.2%
Persisitent Absence 9%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Winton Academy is a boys’ school. It is sponsored with the United Learning Trust. It has a principal and an executive principal. The school is co-located with a girls’ school and the leadership team oversees both schools. Boys and girls share social spaces, corridors and other facilities and staff teach across both schools. Pupils are taught in mixed classes for some subjects at key stage 4. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is average and the majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils with SEND is well above the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders are driven and passionate about the quality of education and improving pupils’ futures. This passion is shared by governors, staff and, increasingly, pupils. Pupils’ academic outcomes and personal development are outstanding. Pupils make very strong progress from their starting points. This has been the case for the past three years. The quality of teaching is consistently effective across almost all subjects. Leaders have high expectations of staff. Teachers plan learning which meets pupils’ needs effectively. Leaders have tackled staff workload effectively. Teachers say that they are able to focus on the things that have the most impact on pupils’ success. Pupils’ progress in languages is weaker than that in other subjects. The number of pupils undertaking languages is growing, but is still relatively low. Governors challenge leaders well and have a deep understanding of the school’s performance. They are supported by the trust well. The curriculum gives pupils access to a broad range of courses and experiences. Leaders are developing this curriculum further to make it even more relevant and vibrant for pupils. The support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is exceptional. Leaders make sure that these pupils’ needs are well met. The number of pupils leaving and joining the school is high. Leaders’ analysis of these trends is developing. However, there is more to do to ensure that they have a complete overview. Pupils feel safe and behave well. Fixed-term exclusions are reducing quickly, as is the number of pupils removed from lessons to work away from their peers. However, leaders acknowledge that there is more to do to make sure that pupils are rarely excluded.