About the Academy

John Whitgift Academy is an academy on a journey to get to good and then outstanding.  We pride ourselves on being small and caring greatly about each and every student.  This academy is inclusive and is 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. 

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

Our resources will not be surpassed by other local secondary academies, 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 year upon year and our determination to become the academy of choice within three years is unrelenting.  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 the Delta Academies Trust (Delta) 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 confident in what we stand by and represent and the success we will share together in the future.  As such, unlike other academies, we operate an ‘open door’ policy.  Prospective parents and carers are welcome to contact us directly to arrange an appointment to visit the academy at any time during the working week, 

Mr R.Spendlow