Before joining the David Ross Education Trust in 2011, Humberston Academy in Grimsby faced an uncertain future. Fast forward to today, and the school occupies an elite category following their ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating from Her Majesty’s Inspectors
After celebrating an impressive set of GCSE results in 2016, Humberston Academy was named the top-performing secondary school in North East Lincolnshire. The academy topped the region’s performance rankings across three out of four key government measures.
The latest GCSE results from 2017 show that an incredible 80% of students achieved the new GCSE standards in English, while 78% of students achieved this new measure in Maths, marking another incredible year for the school.
As well as thriving academically, students at Humberston Academy fully embrace the opportunities provided as part of the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme.
In the last year alone, many of the students have competed in high-profile sporting events alongside Olympic royalty such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Colin Jackson CBE, taken part in workshops with professional operatic performers from Nevill Holt Opera, and travelled to tropical climates to take part in ecological conservation programmes.
Humberston Academy has close ties with the Trust’s local primary schools, Edward Heneage Primary Academy and Fairfield Academy, where they actively share best practice and ways of working to build stronger communities. These close links with the Trust’s surrounding schools and other local primaries have allowed students to continue, or begin their world-class education at Humberston Academy and benefit from the school’s winning culture of embracing academic excellence. Matt Watling, Principal at Humberston Academy, said:
“It gives me great pleasure seeing our students celebrate so many fantastic achievements every year. Not only is this down to the fantastic staff who are so committed to developing the potential of our students, but also the genuine partnerships that have developed through the David Ross Education Trust.
“As a network, we test ideas, share best practice and work with other schools within the Trust to help challenge our thinking. The opportunities that are available beyond the classroom are also a vital part of our ethos, helping us to push our students further and believe in what they can achieve.”