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  • Franklin College taster days

    19th July 2016

    On the 11th and 12 of July John Whitgift students participated in a series of taster sessions at Franklin College centered around around Maths, English, History, Law, Physics and Bio-Chemistry. In the Maths and Physics sessions students looked at the big bang theory, English focused on developing creative writing skills, History & Law looked at the Jack the Ripper case and Bio-Chemistry saw students solving a real CSI case of murder!

    Martin Priestley, Head of Biology and Chemisty was highly complimentary ab

  • JWA at the Shine Media Awards

    22nd June 2016
    On Tuesday 21st June three students from the JWA Journal Editorial Team were invited down to the Stationer's Hall in London to receive an award for the school's work on the newspaper.
    We were up against a large number of schools from around the country - all of whom had fantastic publications. However, we were highly commended for having the best newspaper and for having the best front cover of a newspaper.
    It was a great experience and we hope to be nominated again next year!
  • JWA at Twickenham

    6th June 2016

    On Sunday 29th May 2016 30 members of the John Whitgift Community attended England v Wales rugby union international at Twickenham. On a glorious day the turn out was tremendous with over 81,000 people being the stadium. The likes of Mr Tuffnell, Mrs Sowerby, Miss Winn, Mrs Smith and Mr Burkill attended with Harrison Barrell being one of the students in attendance. Harrison had to take to the field in the John Whitgift rugby strip and partake in the National anthem. Harrison as always was a a marvellous amb

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caxton Theatre

    23rd May 2016
    On Tuesday April 26th, students from years 7-10 went to see a performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caxton Theatre in Cleethorpes.
    Mrs Shephard and Miss Robertson took 7 students to the performance to celebrate the Bard's birthday which was on 23rd April.
    Although it was a late night, all students behaved fantastically well and greatly enjoyed the show. 
    The evening performance had students laughing along, with one student from year 7 nearly falling out of his seat when Bottom was pretendin
  • High flyers visit Oxford University

    19th April 2016
    On March 2nd twelve JWA pupils from the Most Able cohort went to the University of Oxford to experience what it would be like to study there.
    During the day pupils got a tour of the city - including the Bodleian Library, which we discovered has a copy of every book that has ever been published and an underground basement which connects it to the iconic Radcliffe Camera. We also got to see an exhibition in the newly opened Weston Library where we saw the oldest remaining map of England.
    In the afternoon pupi
  • The Wright Stuff event at CATCH Immingham

    12th April 2016

    Year 11 students Mollie Cutler and Rebecca Parle attended The Wright Stuff event at CATCH Immingham on the 5th April. The event was organised by 'Soaring  Ambitions', which works throughout the Humber South Bank and was by invitation only with 40 places being available throughout NELC. Its emphasis is towards females moving into engineering.

    During the event Mollie and Rebecca took part the building of a glider aircraft and had a go on a flight simulator. Following their attendance in the Easter break both 

  • JWA Teaching and Learning Bulletin

    22nd March 2016

    Welcome to the first edition of the JWA Teaching & Learning Bulletin. The aim is for these to be published half termly and be a platform of sharing, collaboration and celebration of outstanding T & L. The SIG group see evidence of this and would like to share their findings; departments will also be asked to share their ideas, resources and strategies they have had fun with.

    Find this document under the Academy Life Tab in Teaching and Learning.


  • Easter youth activities from YPNEL

    21st March 2016

    Youth Partnership - North East Lincs will be bringing youth activities to the borough for the Easter holidays.

    Dates, times and locations are as follows:

    29th March - Roller Disco, Cleethorpes Leisure Centre | 1pm-3pm
    29th March - Wall Climbing, Ghetto Park, Freeman Street, Grimsby | 2pm-4pm
    29th March - Clay Pigeon Shooting, Grange Community Centre | 3pm-4pm
    31st March - Wall Climbing, Ghetto Park, Freeman Street, Grimsby | 2pm-4pm
    1st April - Trampolining, Oasis Academy Wintringham, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby | 1p

  • World Book Day and Readathon

    3rd March 2016

    World book day fever hit John Whitgift Academy on 3rd March when staff dressed as their favourite literary characters to help celebrate authors, illustrators, books and reading as part of this annual global event. Pupils were invited to take part in a quiz to guess who was who, with many wierd, wild and wonderful answers being given!

     It also saw the launch, to students, of the Readathon, which is a fantastic scheme to promote reading for pleasure, as well as raising money for charity. Students are given a

  • Box Clever visit JWA

    29th February 2016

    Box Clever visited John Whitgift Academy on Wednesday 24th February to perform Romeo and Juliet for all of year 10 and a selection of year 9 students. This was to support their study of Shakespeare at GCSE and enabled them to partcipate in workshops to develop their understanding of the text.

    The students really enjoyed the performance and Evie, Cory and Maria of Box Clever said they felt so welcome it was like a "home-coming".  The students’ engagement during the performance and participation in the worksh

  • JWA at Twickenham!

    2nd February 2016
    JWA were invited to partake in a meet and greet with the current England rugby squad at Twickenham on Friday 29th January. The following students were selected to attend and represent us:
    Adam Neilson, Harrison Barrell, Josh Jennings, Brandon Taylor, Tommy & Joe Edmunds, Byron Fielding, Jordan Young, Josh Sutton, Billy Tuff, Liam Smith, Bailey Shore & Liam Burrows.
    The group along with Mrs Sowerby, Mrs Wardle and Mr McKeon travelling down to Twickenham leaving JWA at 04.30am! The team observed a training s
  • New Government information on radicalisation

    22nd January 2016

    Please use the follow links for the latest Government information on preventing radicalisation and extremism for schools, teachers, parents and carers.

  • Students raise the roof!

    18th December 2015

    JWA students, under the fantastic guidance of Miss Thomas, held their annual Christmas concert on Tuesday. There was a packed house for the event which is always a true credit to all those involved.


    The evening showed the true talent of the students involved, with many showing vocal talent along with the ability to play instruments to a high standard. Family and friends supported the event and praised all the hard work that had gone before by staff and students.


    The finale of the evening was a huge performa

  • Year 11 warm their vocal chords with chiller!

    10th December 2015

    On Tuesday 8th December 2015, 9 Year 11 students went down to the Fortune Theatre, London to see the uber-scary 'Woman in Black' as part of their GCSE Drama coursework.


    Despite watching the play from behind their coats, all students had a great time and have taken lots from the play in order to write a great theatre review.


    The play was a 'shocker', let's hope the work isn't!

  • Amazing John Whitgift Academy Rugby Team

    9th December 2015

    On Tuesday 8th December John Whitgift were hosts to Havelock Rugby team.

    JWA put out a very strong squad for the game even without the likes of Adam Neilson playing due to injury. Students from both year 9 and 10 arrived for the game and ensured that they prepared well in anticipation of a difficult match. There was strength not only in numbers but also an extremely well balanced split between the forwards and backs.

    A fantastic start to the game saw JWA making progress at every opportunity and taking the le

  • Year 9 visit to Humberston beach

    23rd November 2015

    Year 9 Geographers have been studying fieldwork skills in preparation for their GCSE fieldwork. In order to practice these skills they were invited on a fieldtrip to Humberston beach this month. The purpose of the day was to assess the impact of the coastal flood defences through surveys and measurements. Students were measuring the influence of the groynes on the beach and exploring the strength and direction of long shore drift.  The day was extremely useful in preparation for the rigours of the new GCSE

  • Leicester Tigers trip- 13th November

    16th November 2015

    Staff and 11 students had the opportunity to visit the home of Leicester Tigers on Friday night leaving JWA at 4pm ready for a 7.45pm kick off. Although not returning until the early hours of Saturday it was a fabulous trip and a fantastic for the students to see top class rugby.


    The reigning French Champions visited Welford Road as Leicester Tigers kicked off their European Rugby Champions campaign against Stade Francais.


    Stade Francais are one of the most successful French teams in the French top 14 leagu

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    ROAD TO RIO- Duncan Goodhew MBE visits JWA

    12th November 2015

    On the 11th November, Premier Sport,  the UK’s leading provider of physical education and sports coaching services to schools, had their official launch in North East Lincolnshire and it was our honour to hold it here at John Whitgift Academy.

    Along with Premier Sports staff came Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE, who won the 100 metre breaststroke at the 1980 Olympic Games, and was on hand to give gold medal winning advice to the children. The purpose of the visit was to work with years 7 and 8 stud

  • Year 11 October half term revision timetable

    22nd October 2015

    Year 11 October Half term revision –
    Please see individual teachers for session times and individual appointments if necessary.



    Monday 26th October

    English (Morning)

    Maths (Afternoon)

    Science (All day drop-ins)


    Tuesday 27th October


    MFL (Morning)

    Dance (Afternoon)

    Drama (All day)

    Music (All day)

    PE (All day)

    Health and Social Care (All day)


    Wednesday 28th October

    Drama (All day)

    Music (All day)


  • Box Clever Theatre Company visit

    13th October 2015

     On Thursday 8th October Box Clever theatre company came in to perform 'The Hate Play' - a play about the dangers of turning a blind eye to bullying - for Year 8 and Year 9 students. The play was energetic and informative, and many students picked up on the important message it communicated. Twenty-eight year 9 students then took part in a workshop, where they had the change to write their own monologues for one of the five professional actors to perform. It was a very enjoyable experience for all involved!