The John Wallis Church of England Academy, which opened in September 2010, is a leading Academy in Ashford, Kent. In 2011 we opened our new Sixth Form and in 2012 a neighbouring Primary School became part of our 3-19 Academy. We are passionate in our belief that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their full potential; to be encouraged to raise their aspirations; and to have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe, inspired and guided by the key Christian values of respect, truth, trust, integrity and love.
Ofsted reported that there is an “unstinting focus on driving standards to ensure that progress is both rapid and sustainable”.
Our new £8.6m building programme was completed in September 2014 and staff and students now have the opportunity to work, learn and develop in new state of the art buildings. These facilities will have an impact on raising standards and supporting us in our journey from being a “Good” school (Ofsted 2014) to becoming an outstanding school. Plans are also in progress to build a new Primary building so that our Primary pupils will also be taught in new, state of the art facilities.
In 2014 our Academy was the top non-selective school in Kent for value-added in GCSE performance. In the National GCSE league tables we were 7th in the country out of similar schools.
NQT Training programme:
“Outstanding” Newly Qualified Teacher and Trainee Teacher Programme (Kent County Council NQT Induction Team January 2015)
The John Wallis Academy
As Principal of The John Wallis Church of England Academy, I am passionate in my belief that every student in our 3 – 19 Academy should be happy, feel safe and secure and achieve their full potential. I want our pupils and students to be valued, challenged and fulfilled irrespective of their strengths or weaknesses and to have the opportunity to develop peer and adult relationships.
The John Wallis Academy is a Christian school and we believe that each student should be recognised as being unique, gifted, created and loved by God. We want our pupils, students and staff to strive for excellence and never to settle for second best. Therefore high aspirations, high expectations and high standards are what is expected of all pupils, students and staff in the Academy.
Mr J McParland
Mr J Mc Parland