Duke of Edinburgh Award Taster Day 2016-10-04
Thank you for your interest in Macmillan Academy. I hope that you will find this site useful and informative.
Macmillan Academy has been providing life chances for young people in Middlesbrough for over twenty years and it is with a sense of pride that we look back over past successes and look forward to future developments. We are an organization that rejects complacency and always strives for improvement and as such we have built up a reputation nationally not only for outstanding results but also for being innovative and forward thinking.
Our last Ofsted inspection graded us as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’, and described the progress made at both Key Stage 3 and 4 as ‘exceptional and impressive in equal measures’. As well as recognising that we are in the top 5% of schools nationally, we were pleased that the report also emphasises that students feel valued as individuals, feel safe and have very positive attitudes and relationships. In addition to praising our ‘innovative’ curriculum, the inspectors found that ‘teachers engage, inspire and challenge learners.’
We are justifiably proud of our very high standard of examination results. Around 90% of Year 11 students achieve the national standard of 5 A*-C GCSE passes, with approximately 75% gaining both English and Mathematics. At Key Stage 3 although national SATs have been discontinued, our internal tests show 90% of students achieving above Level 5.
We hope to offer an 11-18 education for students and have a thriving Post-16 section of the school with around 400 students making excellent use of purpose built Post 16 facilities. We are very pleased with our recent Post 16 results. Over the last two years the pass rate has been 98% with average points for students being in advance of 300 and over 50% of grades being A*-B.
Students arriving in September will experience innovative approaches to learning, individual support and new opportunities. We offer a broad range of subjects within our curriculum and constantly review our curriculum to ensure that it best meets the needs of our students. As well as acquiring knowledge and understanding in subject areas we enable students to practise skills necessary for them to succeed in the workplace and in later life. Equally, the raising of the social and cultural horizons of our students involves many exciting experiences through our own enrichment programme, educational visits both at home and abroad and success in national competitions.
Our motto is ‘inspiring every student to succeed’ and we encourage that within a spirit of co-operation and due regard to personal care and health, and a commitment to sustainability.
I hope you are able to take the opportunity to look around the academy and to meet the staff and students in order to have a real sense of what we are capable of achieving.
Yours sincerely P Latham Principal