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    The Pingle Academy is the popular local choice for secondary and post 16 education.

    Our academy is caring and inclusive, with a strong team of well qualified and committed staff.   We aim to remove barriers to learning and progress for all young people.  We are again oversubscribed for 2020-21, indicating community confidence and satisfaction with the quality of education we provide.

    Students join us at 11 years of age from a range of primary schools and the majority remain with us until they have completed their A Levels. 

    We have the highest expectations of all students and the culture is one of high aspirations.  This is illustrated in our examination results, which have risen year on year and are consistently above the national average.  Our students make good progress and achieve good results.

    We aim to provide all students with a broad, balanced curriculum, which provides the knowledge and skills students need for the next stage in their learning and ultimately for adulthood.

    The curriculum is delivered through inspiring teaching and learning.  Outcomes for students across all 3 Key Stages are positive.  Our aim is that no student is left behind and teaching programmes are tailored to meet the needs of all.

    Students at Key Stage 3 make good progress and demonstrate that they know more, remember more and can do more than previously.

    At Key Stage 4, our positive Progress 8 score indicates that students have progressed well from their starting points and have exceeded expectations. 

    We have an exceptional, inclusive Sixth Form and our students aspire to achieve at the highest level in order to gain a place.  We accept students from other local schools and academies, who are attracted by our wide range of courses, our caring environment and our students’ track record of success.  A Level results have a 3 year T score of ALPS 3 (outstanding),  indicating that students make good progress from their KS4 starting points.  Our students invariably go on to access the course, university or Higher Level Apprenticeship of their choice and we are very proud of their success.

    Students joining us as High Prior Attainers become members of our Pingle Plus group and are challenged in their learning to reach the highest academic standards.  We also have excellent support for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their outcomes are good. 

    We prepare students well for their future life.  We aim to promote a love of learning and encourage students to become independent and lifelong learners.  Our aim is to ensure that students have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for life and a strong work ethic.  Students strive for success, following our mantra: Aim high, never give up... you will succeed.  Our trust values: “Work hard  Be kind  Choose wisely”, shine through.

    We pay careful attention to students’ health and well-being and want them to become well rounded individuals.  We want all of our students to be safe and happy.  Students have opportunities to get involved in visits and extra-curricular activities.  These are very important for character development and also valuable in terms of giving every single student the chance to shine and be the best that they can be. 

    Our mission statement is ‘RESPECT l ENGAGE l SUCCEED - a place for everyone’.  When you visit the academy, you will see ‘Pingle Pride’ in evidence, in our students who are smartly dressed, co-operative and positively engaged in learning and academy life.  The Trust vision is “To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.”

    Our academy is a happy place and serves the community well.  We very much value links with parents, carers and the community; together, we make a difference. 

    “You and your senior leaders have a relentless and uncompromising focus on the highest standards, so that every student achieves as well as they can.”   Ofsted

    Our website contains a wealth of information.  Sadly, in the current climate, we are unable to offer our usual open visits to see students in action in the classroom.  You can, however, take a virtual tour on the website and there is a film showing students in lessons.  If you have any questions about any aspect of our academy, please email my PA, Mrs Wagstaff, email: and we will be pleased to assist.

    Mrs V Sharples

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    Over 4000 Principal’s Honours certificates awarded to students during the summer term 2020

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    Short Story Writing Competition Winners 

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