About Us



Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging Key Stage 3-5 mixed Academy which is sponsored by The SchoolsCompany Trust.

Our core aim is to bring out the best in everyone, so that all students achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. Our wish is for every student to have a successful and enjoyable education.  We believe it is our responsibility to create an environment where every young person is able to develop and become a confident, well-rounded and contented individual and to aspire to be the best that they can be.

The curriculum at Goodwin Academy is more than a list of subjects: it is both broad and engaging. Students will experience interesting, inspiring and innovative classroom practice. We offer a whole host of enriching extra-curricular activities in addition to quality advice, support and guidance to help our students progress and grow academically, personally and vocationally.

We recognise and celebrate diversity and understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not appropriate for the unique individuals we serve. We pride ourselves on our high expectations for academic achievement, conduct and behaviour.

We aim to develop our students by providing them with opportunities to pursue their passions and dreams, advance their abilities and potential, and nurture a love of learning.  There is an ethos of care and sup­port at Goodwin Academy com­bined with driving ambi­tion of the staff as they encourage every stu­dent to find their tal­ents and abil­i­ties.

At Goodwin Academy, our belief is that every­body is val­ued. We endeavour to do our utmost to prepare and support our students for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Goodwin Academy currently operates on two sites: Mill Road for our Key Stage 3 students, and Salisbury Road site for Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form students. In September 2017, Goodwin Academy will move into a brand new, three storey building which will be located on the Mill Road site. This is an exciting development for the local community as well as the Academy as we will boast new facilities for the town including a new sports centre and a centre for the performing arts.

If you would like further information about Goodwin Academy, or if indeed, you would like to visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Simon Smith