It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Tuxford Academy. Everyone associated with the academy is justly proud of what has been achieved over the years. Governors, parents, students and staff have all contributed to this success. Expectations are high, community spirit within the academy is excellent and examination results continue to excel.
These aspects of the academy were confirmed during the last Ofsted Inspection in May 2012, when Tuxford was recognised as an 'outstanding' academy. Below is a direct quote from the inspectors’ 2012 report.
TUXFORD IS OUTSTANDING. THE SIXTH FORM IS GOOD. STUDENTS THRIVE ACADEMICALLY AND DEVELOP PERSONAL QUALITIES AND ATTITUDES THAT PREPARE THEM VERY WELL FOR ADULT LIFE. THE ACADEMY'S VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE ENSURE THAT STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE FACING BARRIERS TO ENGAGEMENT AND ACHIEVEMENT, ARE GIVEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. THE OVERWHELMING POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM STUDENTS, STAFF, PARENTS AND CARERS AFFIRM THE ACADEMY'S OUTSTANDING EFFECTIVENESS.
Over the past five years, our examination results show an increasing trend and our in-school data would suggest that this will continue. In 2015, our Post 16 results were the highest the academy has ever achieved with the most number of students gaining places at top universities.
These fantastic outcomes are achieved by focussing on the key elements of any outstanding school:
- High quality teaching
- High standards of behaviour & uniform
- A clear focus on achievement
- Building an outstanding community spirit within and beyond the academy
- High quality leadership and management in every aspect of the academy's work
Tuxford students are proud of their academy and their achievements. They work hard, support each other and enjoy school, most of the time!
We intend to ensure Tuxford remains a top performing academy by developing even further the five key elements of an outstanding school and building productive partnerships within the academy and beyond. Working closely with parents and other schools will benefit our students and Tuxford will continue to flourish.
We have superb facilities available to our students and we have, in consultation with the students, developed these even further over the past 18 months. We intend to continue to invest in buildings and grounds creating a first class environment for our students. Our most recent development is our superb, new drama extension, which will further add to our Creative Arts faculty.
Visitors to the academy often comment on the positive atmosphere, the fantastic, smartly dressed students and a strong sense of purpose that exists in the school. This is only possible by working in partnership with parents and we plan to strengthen these relationships even further. Tuxford Parents Teachers Association, of which all parents are members, gives tremendous support to the school and we hope you will be able to join in.
I look forward to meeting you in the future, and I will finish with one more quote from the Ofsted report.
The academy has an impressive track record of success over a sustained period of time, but does not rest on its laurels. Leaders and managers, including the governing body are ambitious and lead by example. Their uncompromising pursuit of excellence is securely founded on rigourous self-review and a determination to achieve equality of opportunity and the best outcomes for every student.