About the Academy

John Whitgift Academy is an academy on a journey to get to outstanding.  We pride ourselves on being a relatively small academy and care greatly about each and every student.  We are a fully inclusive academy and are outward looking, establishing close partnerships with local primary schools, businesses, college providers and universities. 

All members of staff at John Whitgift Academy are committed in providing the very best of education for students of all abilities and we stand firmly by our high standards and expectations that ensure the best outcomes in Year 11 with specialist, highly qualified teachers in every subject.  

We offer each student a personalised and up to date learning pathway for the five years they are with us.  Our curriculum meets the needs of all learners and ensures all are prepared for the next stage in their learning journey, whether that is college, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Our resources will not be surpassed by other local secondary academies within Grimsby, boasting two full sized swimming pools, gym and sports hall, excellent engineering facilities, an Art Studio and our very own 220 seat theatre. 

Our student numbers continue to rise rapidly year upon year, as we have become the academy of choice.  We remain passionate about each student being given the skills to not only survive, but thrive in modern Britain and to have the confidence and determination to feel happy and fulfilled. 

As a member of Delta Academies Trust, we are part of a strong family of academies that work collaboratively together to improve the life chances of all learners.  Their expert advice, access to resources and ability to add capacity to our team means we can genuinely stand by our collective motto: Changing Lives. 

Finally, as Principal of John Whitgift Academy, I am extremely confident in what we stand by and the success we will share together in the future. 

Mr R.Spendlow

Principal