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Our School

Goodwin Academy is a vibrant and engaging Key Stage 3-5 mixed Academy which is sponsored by Thinking Schools Academy 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 motivated 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 to 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 explore their talents and abilities.

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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 The vision of Goodwin Academy is based around ‘Be Your Best’, so that all students achieve the highest standards of which they are capable.  This is also know as the best agenda.   Goodwin Gateways…

Upcoming Events July Thursday 11th July Art and Design Exhibition 5.00pm – 6.30pm Academy Awards Evening 5.30pm – 7.00pm Friday 19th July Academy Sports Day

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…

The TSAT Governance Model is different to the way a governing body in a non-Academy or traditional school undertakes governance. Essentially, there are two elements to the governance of the TSAT Academies – local governance that is delivered via…

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…