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At Winifred Holtby Academy, we recognise the importance in the progression of our most able pupils at GCSE level in order to support development into further education. It is vital that most able pupils develop critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to achieve grades 7 and above at GCSE and that they are stretched & challenged in order to raise aspirations, attainment and are motivated during their education.

Our Excellence Academy is targeted to ensure our most able pupils achieve their potential. The Excellence Academy programme incorporates enrichment opportunities, master classes and off site learning across the full curriculum that pupils have access to. Pupils have the ability to earn a reward trip for their effort during the academic year if they meet the following criteria of the Excellence Academy:

  • Attendance at 95% or above
  • No more than x1 C3 per half term
  • No isolation
  • BMs below 50
  • Attitude to learning at 4 or above
  • 250 Excellence Academy points minimum (earnt through meeting targets & participating in enrichment activities)

*please note exceptional circumstances will be taken into consideration*


limited spaces available

Please sign up with Miss Morris-Jarvis in 1S1, each Master Class is worth 10 Excellence Academy points.

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Please email Excellenceacademy@winifredholtbyacademy.com if you require more information.