Principal's Welcome

"On behalf of the staff, pupils and governors I would like to offer you a warm welcome to Winifred Holtby Academy.

Here at Winifred Holtby Academy we work hard to bring out the best in everyone by providing a learning culture that enables every pupil to achieve well, be successful and be ready to take on the next stage in their life.

We have high aspirations for every pupil at the Academy and we are determined that no child should be left behind.

As an Academy at the heart of its community, we believe that we can only be successful if we work in true partnership with our pupils, their Parents/Carers and the wider community.

At Winifred Holtby Academy we strive for excellence in everything we do. We aim to ensure that every pupil receives the best education possible in a calm and purposeful environment.

We are very proud of the work we do but we are not complacent and we are constantly striving to be better. By working together we will achieve our aims, provide the best education for every pupil and prepare them well for life beyond the Academy."

Mr M Brown - Principal


our vision

The Academy provides a safe and welcoming environment that supports and encourages an ethos of aspiration, achievement, respect.

We will be the Academy of choice for pupils, parents, carers and staff through academic excellence. All pupils will make positive progress, which will enable freedom of choice for their progression beyond the Academy. By working in partnership with parents, carers and the wider community, we will ensure that pupils leave Winifred Holtby Academy as independent and resilient individuals.

We are determined to deliver continuous improvement by achieving excellence in all that we do. Our pupils will be proud of their outcomes, safe and confident in the knowledge that they are equipped with the skills required for life, future learning and employment.

We will embrace diversity through mutual respect for each other and an understanding of our differences. Pupils are expected to make an active, positive contribution to Academy life and beyond. Winifred Holtby Academy’s positive reputation will ensure that we are a valued member of the community we serve.

‘Achieving excellence in all that we do’


The school is being strongly led by the Principal, who has very high expectations of the staff and pupils. He is driving improvements quickly in all aspects of the school’s work, including in teaching, achievement and the curriculum.
— Ofsted, 2015