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    JWA visit the Grimsby Skills Fair

    13th July 2018

    The whole of year 10 attended the Skills Fair at Grimsby Auditorium on the 12th July. The event was to show the students just what opportunities are on offer in the NE Lincs region and beyond.  Students were able to discuss careers with both Franklin and Grimsby Institute, as well as representatives from The British Army, The Royal Navy, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the NHS and many other local companies.


    One of the more popular attractions at the Fair was the animal care area. Students spoke to staf

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    Fun and frolicks as year 5 visit JWA

    11th July 2018

    Over the course of the last week of June and the beginning of July, John Whitgift Academy welcomed local primary schools for fun-filled activity days hosted by JWA staff and students.

    Year 5 students were given a taster of what secondary school is all about, including: a guided tour of The Academy; learning a street dance routine with a professional dance teacher; driving our Green Power electric car (built by our very talented JWA students); creating stunning artwork; taking a dip in the JWA swimming pools

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    Year 11 GCSE photography students impress

    11th July 2018

    Year 11 GCSE Photography students, who have recently completed their studies, produced some fantastic and memorable pieces that are now adorning the walls of the art studio. The photography shown is a selection of students’ personal responses to exam and coursework themes of human figure, framing, light and dark, sense of place and connections.


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    JWA Careers Hub raising student aspirations

    4th July 2018

    JWA has been working closely with project Flying HighER and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, with the aim of raising the aspirations of all our students and supporting them on pathways into further and higher education. The recently refurbished careers hub, (now in N2, having moved from N11) has certainly raised the interest of many students and staff with its bright green décor and vibrant displays.


    The Hub is currently used for all careers intervention, which students have been accessing on


    Mrs Westerman-Smith nominated for award.

    3rd July 2018

    Mrs Westerman-Smith, Assistant Principal for English, has recently been nominated for ‘Inspirational Mentor Award’ by Sheffield Hallam University. Mrs Westerman-Smith has been working with Miss Howley and Miss Cooper on helping them to complete their QTS award as part of their Teach First programme. 

    Miss Cooper said: I would like to nominate my mentor L. Westerman-Smith. She has been a huge support network for both me and my colleague C. Howley. From day one, she has recognised that coming into a new area a

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    Medical Mavericks visit JWA

    2nd July 2018

    On Wednesday 27th June 2018, Medical Mavericks came to work with year 9 at JWA as part of their enrichment programme, with the added benefit of raising STEM career aspirations.

     Who are Medical Mavericks? This is what they say about their mission:

    At Medical Mavericks we are opening the door to the world around the students we see, just enough so they can get a tantilising taste that will drive their ambition and inspire them to find out more. If they want it, they will kick down the door to open it further a

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    Year 11 have their final breakfast meeting

    12th June 2018

    Year 11 once again demonstrated their relentless determination to achieve their maximum potential in their exams at the breakfast meeting this morning. Year 11 students have met with the Principal and core staff every Tuesday morning for a full year to share important messages, revise, speak to their teachers and of course, enjoy an array of tasty breakfast foods. This morning marked their final breakfast meeting and, even though staff and students alike are exhausted, the hard work continued as ever. It wa

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    The Little Library at JWA

    11th June 2018

    As part of Read to Succeed, our whole-school reading initiative, we would like to invite you to access The Little Library at JWA. Students, parents, and visitors to the Academy are welcome to browse our collection of fiction and non-fiction texts, nestled snuggly in the corner of our reception area. See something you’d love to read? Take it home! When you’ve finished reading it, bring it back and swap it for another read.  If you have a book at home that you’d love to pass on, bring that along and pop it on

  • JWA at Lincoln University

    15th May 2018

    On 9th May 2018 year 7s attended a Powering Transformations event at Lincoln University.

    The students were able to tour around the university as well as produce an idea for an app to help people in their local community to solve a social issue.  The students were split into 9 groups and all were tasked with coming up with ideas for their app, researching , pricing and how it will help people and why it would sell.  They then had to put this in a powerpoint presentation and present it to the rest of the grou

  • Easter revision sessions

    27th March 2018

    These are the confimed revision sessions during the Easter holidays. 

    Week 1

    Tuesday 3rd April

    10.00- 12.30pm Music with Miss Thomas

    9.00- 12.00pm Health and Social care with Miss Sowerby

    Week 2

    Tuesday 10th April

    9.00- 12.00pm GCSE Health and Social Care with Miss Sowerby

    Wednesday 11th April

    9.00- 12.30pm French and German with Miss Macdonald

    9.00- 2.00pm Geography with Mr Bee

    9.00- 12.30pm History with Mr Harrington

    Thursday 12th April

    10.00- 2.00pm Science with Ms Hunter

  • Student excels during Pi Day celebrations

    16th March 2018

    Pi Day is celebrated on March 15th around the world.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

    Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point and Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorise. One John Whitgift student, Niamh Clarke, has managed to memorise it to 104 decimal places! A very impressive feat!


    Watch Niamh recite Pi to 104 d

  • School closure

    2nd March 2018

    Academy Closure: Friday, 2nd March

    Whilst we know the roads around Grimsby have improved, there are still some local roads that remain impassable and, based on police advice not to travel unless absolutely necessary, the academy will remain closed on Friday, 2nd March.

    Our staff and students travel from a wide area including Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, these areas are particularly treacherous and based on this information we have decided the academy will remain closed today.

  • JWA represent Grimsby Town U13 Girls

    24th January 2018

    A group of girls recently attended Barnsley to represent Grimsby Town U13 Girls, they all played outstanding in every game, despite the tough competition.

    The girls finished 3rd in their division. The final scores were:


    Grimsby Town 0-0 Middlesbrough

    Grimsby Town 1-0 Barnsley

    Grimsby Town  1-3 Bradford


    Middlesbrough v Hull was the final and the winners then progressed to the national finals at Wembley.

    The girls did put in a fantastic effort, both locally and regionally, represent Grimsby Town and were a credit

  • Governor's Tea Party

    13th November 2017
    Students, parents and staff enjoyed the termly Governors' Tea Party. Those students who were invited had achieved outstanding attendance and reports; achieving an Effort grade 1 from each of their teachers, proving that they are 'model' students who are keen to learn and always strive for excellence in their work with a positive and proactive attitude. Most encouraging of all is the fact that each term the numbers seem to double and it is an excellent way to celebrate and reward our outstanding students. [
  • France and Belgium Trip 2017

    2nd October 2017

    Mr Bee (Head of Humanities), Mr Tuffnell (Learning & Consequences manager), Ms Hurst (LSA) & Mrs Heron (Custodian) all travelled with 47 students to the Somme Battlefields in France/Belgium. In 2016 Mr Tuffnell had visited as part of the 100 year centenary with two representatives of the academy and on return a further trip was organised with a larger group. The group of students consisted of a mixed range of year 7 – 11 students and excitement had been ongoing for several months prior to leaving.

     As the tr

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    2017 Best Results Ever

    25th August 2017

    Paul Tarn, The Chief Executive of Delta Academies Trust, will be joining staff and students at John Whitgift Academy this morning to congratulate and celebrate with them following what is likely to be one of the largest school performance improvements nationally.  John Whitgift’s Principal, Rob Spendlow, along with his team, have worked incredibly hard with students and benefitted from highly supportive parents to transform outcomes.  This year the Academy celebrates the best results they have ever had.   T

  • Uniform changes from September 2017

    25th July 2017

    As you have already been made aware, A Delta Academies trust-wide uniform is to be introduced into all secondary academies from September 2017. Uniform Direct no longer supply our uniform.


    Points to note regarding students in Years 8 – 11 from September 2017:


    • The current JWA tie will be replaced with a Trust-wide tie: this will be provided to all students in the first instance, free of charge and will be issued to all students on the first day back on Tuesday 5th September. Replacement ties must be purchase
  • JWA students become big fans of wind energy

    5th July 2017

    Twenty-five pupils from the John Whitgift Academy visited the construction site for Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, to learn more about offshore wind and the variety of jobs available in the industry.

        The visit was organised as part of DONG Energy's three-year partnership with charity Teach First, which  aims to address educational inequalities in the Grimsby, Hull and Liverpool, particularly focusing on increasing the number of teachers of STEM subjects placed in these areas.
    Race Bank Offshore Windfarm is

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    Uniform Changes September 2017

    25th May 2017

    A Delta Academies trust-wide uniform is to be introduced into all secondary academies from September 2017 we are publishing this online to inform you of how this will be rolled out at JWA.

    When a decision is taken to change any aspect of academy uniform, we consider foremost the impact of any costs to parents and carers.

    Firstly, it is important to inform you that Uniform Direct will no longer supply our uniform at the end of this academic year. Our official trust uniform suppliers will be SPT Uniforms who ar