It is with great pleasure and much pride that I welcome you to Glenmoor & Winton Academies' website.
We are proud to be the two highest performing non-selective 11-16 schools in Bournemouth and incredibly privileged to be part of the multi Academy Chain United Learning.
Glenmoor & Winton Academies' motto is ‘High Achievement, High Standards’. We believe that every child matters and every lesson counts, creating well-rounded citizens who achieve academic excellence. Glenmoor & Winton is a highly inclusive school that caters for the needs of all students. We ensure our most able students are stretched academically and students with special educational needs and disabilities are expertly supported, allowing the Academies to bring out the best in everyone.
Glenmoor & Winton are unique schools due to the decision to co-locate the two Academies but remain separate schools through lessons being taught in a single sex environment. This has proved hugely successful with resources, staffing expertise and curriculum opportunities now being fully utilised for the benefit of all students at the Academies. Co-location has been seen by all stakeholders as offering the ‘best of both’ which I believe provides our students with the best possible chance of educational success.
2019 GCSE headline results are listed below for both Academies, which reflect the outstanding progress the Academies have and continue to make.
- 88% achieved 4+ in both English & maths
- English 9 - 4: 95%, Maths 9 - 4: 90% & 2 Sciences A* - C: 89%
- 81% achieved 4+ in both English & maths
- Mathematics 9 - 4 : 91%, English 9 - 4: 85% & 2 Sciences A* - C: 82%
In their inspection report, Ofsted highlighted the high expectations and standards across the school, judging Glenmoor to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. This follows its boys’ counterpart, Winton Academy, achieving the same top inspection grade earlier this academic year. In the inspectors’ report, leaders were praised for their ‘unrelenting focus on continual improvement’ which has seen students achieving impressive results and make rates of progress far beyond the national average. For its Progress 8 score, Glenmoor Academy was in the top 40 schools nationally last year.
Teachers were said to be skillful experts in their subjects, impressing the inspectors by how keen they are to innovate and try new approaches to ensure the quality of teaching is always as high as it can be. According to the report, teaching is ‘characterised by universally high expectations’, meeting the needs of all students in their classrooms – no matter their ability level, educational needs or background.
Girls’ behaviour at Glenmoor was said to be ‘exemplary’, with the report highlighting the ‘harmonious buzz’ about the school, because students are keen to do well and succeed. This is supported by the ‘genuine warmth in relationships’ amongst students and with staff. In addition to the academy’s outstanding academic curriculum and outcomes, inspectors also highlighted staff’s determination to provide a rich and engaging education with character. According to the report, ‘there is a strong commitment to developing pupils’ sense of self and of their place in the modern world’, providing a broad range of opportunities outside of day-to-day lessons that help the girls develop key skills and attributes for success.
As an organisation we are values-based, and expect everyone to work to our core values of integrity, compassion and courage. Students are able to access a huge number of extra-curricular opportunities across the Academies. As well as sporting opportunities I am pleased to report our achievements in expressive arts, including our choir being named as regional choir of the year for four years running. Students are also provided with a variety of high quality off site educational trips to places such as London, New York, France, Spain and Italy to name but a few. Extensive links are also well-established with local businesses including JP Morgan and Barclays, as well as local and Russell Group universities.
At Glenmoor and Winton we positively encourage and value the support and contribution of parents/carers. There are a number of ways in which parents can become involved including attending a year group ‘Parent Forum’, or joining the parent association - SWAG (Society of Winton and Glenmoor). Please have a look at our ‘PTA SWAG’ tab on the website for further details.
I hope you find the information on this website useful and please do not hesitate to contact the Academies if you wish to organise a tour and see for yourself the excellent work being done by the outstanding students who attend Glenmoor & Winton. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments at Glenmoor & Winton then I recommend following us on Twitter and accessing the fortnightly Academies' newsletter.
Very best wishes
Glenmoor & Winton Academies