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Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging key stage 3-5 mixed academy based in the heart of Deal.

Sponsored by the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), Goodwin Academy is part of a family of schools in Kent, Medway and Portsmouth. There are currently 17 academies in the trust including secondary and primary schools. TSAT is a successful and rapidly growing trust, ranked as the highest performing academy trust in the country for 2018 at KS4. It has high expectations for all academies, setting ambitious targets for pupils learning and progress.

At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda -‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for B = Brilliance, E = Enrichment, S = Society and T = Thinking.

We pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate ethos, which enables our students to grow in a supportive atmosphere conducive to their development. Where students need additional support, we will look to meet their needs through our highly effective pastoral system.

The school has a thriving extra-curricular programme with many opportunities for students to grow their talents. In the sporting arena, the school has a wide range of very successful teams and have regular student productions, dance shows and exhibitions.

Ultimately, we aspire for our students to develop their academic and life skills, so that they become confident, well-rounded and contented individuals and are equipped and ready to be successful for the world of work and the challenges of the 21st Century.

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Goodwin Academy focuses on excellence for all of our students.  We hope that every student has a happy, healthy and successful education and we have high expectations that our students work hard and follow the rules of conduct…

Goodwin Academy is a member of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a successful growing family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. It makes fulfilment, personal development and support of its…

Be Your Best   Brilliance At Goodwin Academy, you will be supported to be brilliant in everything you do. Our ethos is to encourage our students to be their best self, striving for brilliance in all areas of their…

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Our Academy has a wide choice of facilities available to hire including the Entertainment Theatre, Dance Studio and Astroturf Pitch, all available for community use. As part of our commitment to support our local community we keep our…

Latest news and press releases from Goodwin Academy.

Simon Smith Principal I am proud, honoured and privileged to be Principal of Goodwin Academy. I joined the school in September 2005 following six years’ experience as a teacher, Head of Year and Head of Department at Chatham…

You’ll find a collection of the latest letters we have sent home along with historic letters from previous terms.

New Build

As a result of £25 million investment, Goodwin Academy has benefitted from a new three storey building and four court Sports Hall, built by Kier Group Plc. Based on Hamilton Road, the new Academy building will accommodate up…

Our newsletters are a great way to find out what has been happening at Goodwin Academy including student achievements.