Academy Status

South Wilts Grammar School will convert to a new style Academy as an outstanding school on 1st January 2011. Nothing changes; we will remain selective, the school's name will stay the same the ethos, values and the priorities that result in this being an outstanding school will continue. BWS are also planning to become an Academy but on 1st February 2011.

The conversion to Academy Status will bring with it greater freedoms and autonomy in many areas. The new Academy will be funded directly from central government and, along with gaining additional funding streams the school will have greater freedom in deciding how best to allocate these resources. This will provide the school with greater security, as we move into the future.

The new freedoms will allow us to provide the best educational experience possible for our students. We will continue to work with schools in our local community, both with the Wessex Partnership and primary schools. Our outreach work in mathematics has involved working with five different primary schools and over 100 pupils. In science, over 600 pupils have come into SWGS over the course of the year as we have the laboratories that allow a much greater range of activities and richer experience for the pupils.

This is a step which will give the school increased freedom to continue to provide the very best learning opportunities for all of our students.

Frances Stratton


8th December 2010 

Created: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 | School News Page

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