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Bourne Academy head Matt Sammy believes ‘fantastic dedication and commitment’ have helped retain its ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

The non-selective mixed secondary school was praised for its ‘ambitious and well-planned’ curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and ‘strong culture of reading’.

Mr Sammy thanked staff pupils and parents for their contribution.

Bourne Academy head of school Matt Sammy, and Lucy Conley, South Lincolnshire Academies Trust executive headteacher
Bourne Academy head of school Matt Sammy, and Lucy Conley, South Lincolnshire Academies Trust executive headteacher

“As a school we encourage students of all abilities to have high aspirations by challenging them to achieve their potential in all areas of school life,” he said.

A two-day inspection in May, its first since 2017, found an ‘inclusive approach’ where pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) had the 'right level of support' from 'high quality' provision, and achieved well.

The report highlighted ‘exceptional’ pastoral care, said pupils were ‘very well cared for’, and ‘well prepared’ for life after school.

Bourne Academy. Photo Alan Bennett (57586914)
Bourne Academy. Photo Alan Bennett (57586914)

“Leaders prioritise pupils’ personal development," it added.

"They build pupils’ confidence and resilience."

The school, ranked among the top five schools in Lincolnshire by the Department for Education league tables, was ‘calm and orderly’, learning was 'rarely disrupted', and staff were ambitious for their pupils.

”Staff work hard to raise the aspirations and achievements of all,” it added.

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct.”

Lucy Conley, executive headteacher at South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, to which Bourne belongs, was ‘overwhelmed'.

She said: “For students to say how proud they are of the school, that they can talk easily to staff, feel listened to, and able to focus on their learning shows how we are doing the best for our students.”



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