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Welcome to Wilmington Academy

We have created a very successful academy where students from a wide variety of backgrounds and starting points can flourish and succeed. Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs and aspirations of all our young people and we have an extensive programme of enrichment and support that provides extra opportunities for personal development and growth.

In September 2017 we became an International Baccalaureate World School and currently offer the IB Career-related Programme in key stage 5 and the IB Middle Years Programme in key stage 3, so that we can provide our students with a truly world class education.

Academic excellence, hard work and good manners are expected of all our students. International-mindedness, cultural understanding and an appreciation of the benefits diversity can bring are at the heart of what we believe.

We work closely with Leigh Academies Trust, external partners and organisations to ensure we provide the educational experience our students need to make their way in an increasingly complex and ever changing world

Michael Gore - Principal

Our vision and values

The Academy aims to be an outstanding, inclusive learning community where everyone feels safe and valued. We aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, recognising that other people with their differences can also be right.

We believe in:

  • A personalised approach to learning

  • A strong sense of community

  • Enquiry rather than lecture

  • Opportunities that develop you as a life-long learner, and rounded young person

  • Tailored and impartial careers information, advice, and guidance