Wingfield Academy is an oversubscribed 11-16 secondary school with 900 students. The school has established a reputation in the area for combining a supportive and inclusive educational environment with a culture of high expectations for students.
Wingfield Academy serves a ward that is in the top 6% most deprived areas in England. Rotherham itself is the 52nd most deprived district in England, and educational data amongst adults in the area is poor, with percentage rates for degrees well below the national average, and the percentage of adults with no qualifications well above the national average. Despite this, the school has established a culture of high expectations for students, a strategy which has helped strengthen its outcomes for learners, thereby making it an increasingly popular choice with parents. The academy attracts some of the best teachers and as a result offers an exciting broad and balanced curriculum that makes a significant difference to the lives of young people. As a result, it makes a positive contribution to social mobility.
Its Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores in 2018 were above both the Rotherham and the national average, marking it out as one of the best schools in Rotherham, and it received a “good” Ofsted inspection in 2017. In 2021, the academy achieved a strong set of results with 78.6% of students achieving a grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, and 52.4% of students achieving a grade 5 or above including English and Maths. Progress 8 recorded 0.77 and attainment 8 54.9.
Situated in the north of Rotherham, the school has a spacious site with a horticulture centre, several sports pitches and even its own small lake and copse. It also has good links with the M1, A1(M) and M18.