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Principal's Welcome

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted to introduce this website which we hope provides you with a real sense of the ethos and purpose of our academy. Swinton Academy is an 11-18 secondary school which boasts a hardworking, friendly and open community. All students are challenged to realise their full potential in all aspects of their development.  Our aim, in keeping with Swinton’s mission statement, is that every student is empowered to strive for excellence and achieve their full potential.  As such, we provide a broad and varied curriculum which caters for a wide range of learning needs.  We are extremely proud of our student achievements, including the numbers that remain at the academy for Post 16 study, before entering University, apprenticeships or other further education courses.

We value character and seek respect, co-operation and courtesy from all our students.   We want all our students to be ready, respectful and safe every day.  Our students know that we will support them when they encounter difficulties and that all their efforts and achievements will be affirmed and celebrated by us.  The ‘golden thread’ of effective relationships with all our students, their families and the wider community enable Swinton Academy to make a difference each day.

Students at Swinton Academy are hardworking and share our commitment to ensuring they attain the highest possible levels of achievement in their academic studies.  We will not expect students to achieve all of this alone, our staff deliver high quality care, guidance, education and support in order to ensure that you fulfil your potential, enjoy your time with us and are suitably prepared for your next step.  You will see that we are fully committed to offering all our students high quality learning and teaching opportunities which will enable them to experience success, regardless of their ability, gender or ethnicity.

We are equally proud of our personal development education.  We teach equality, celebrating our inclusive community, where everyone’s contribution is valued.  Acceptance without exception is at our core.  The most successful students at the academy are those who involve themselves fully in a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. We know the importance of cultural capital, being proud of our community, learning about the world we live in and celebrating Fundamental British Values.  Through our curriculum our students have access to these ‘extras’, enabling them to become better citizens.

We look forward to working in partnership with you, together we will empower your children to take maximum advantage from all the exciting opportunities that Swinton Academy has to offer.  By the time your children leave us we strive to ensure that they have developed into fully rounded young people, enthusiastic and able to take their place in society, ready to make a positive contribution to their wider community.

My staff and I are excited by the prospect of working with you.  The combination of home, school and student here at Swinton Academy will make a difference.

Team Swinton.