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  • Winterbourne International Academy
    High Street
    BS36 1JL
  • Head: Richard Haupt
  • T 01454 252000
  • F 01454 250404
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: South Gloucester
  • Pupils: 1880
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Early October
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 24th April 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 29th May 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Deservedly popular commuter-belt comprehensive turned academy, with big ideas and an eye on the wider world. Overseas trips limited, as not everyone can afford to go, but video conferences with an imaginative range of partners (from astronauts to school children in Afghanistan) help make up for it. First in the region to offer...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Drama & Theatre Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Mr Richard Haupt who has worked at a range of independent and maintained schools. He was head of economics at Gillingham School in Dorset, assistant principal at Angley School in Cranbrook, deputy head at Matravers School in Westbury and assistant dean at Yeovil College and has also been head of sixth form at a Hastings-based school. His appointment follows a disappointing Ofsted review earlier in 2015, which rated the school as requiring improvement.

Academic matters

Parents enthuse, 'They're not shy of trying new things'. First in the region to offer the International Baccalaureate, though no longer offers it, and relaunched as an academy (2009), with a federated sixth form with the nearby Yate International Academy, offering some 30+ A level subjects plus a few applied A levels.

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Special Education Needs

The Ridings' Federatiom Winterbourne Interntional Academy has a commitment to inclusion via its "achieving success through motivation, knowledge and skills" theme. To ensure each student achieves their potential, the Academy actively seeks to overcome any barriers to learning that may exist for individual students. In support of this, the Academy has developed a Learning Support Base and a Behaviour for Learning Centre (B4LC), which helps students who would otherwise be excluded, be reintegrated into the classroom. Given our diverse student population, the Academy's support procedures are broad, flexible and comprehensive and offer our students every opportunity to progress. Within the Student Support Procedures framework lies an assessment and screening process which underpins the whole process. We have found through experience that those students who are not performing at a secure Level 4 or above in English are more likely to fall into a cycle of frustration, loss of self-confidence and sometimes, academic performance below their actual level of ability. Our aim is to access all students in Year 7, to screen for those who may have specific learning difficulties which we have not been informed about, and to identify those students who we feel may fall behind as the demands of secondary education cause them to fall into the cycle of disaffection and under achievement. The aim of the whole assessment process is three-fold: 1) to gather as much information as possible about educational attainment to date and to obtain an indication of underlying ability or potential; 2) to identify, using diagnostic tests, specific problems to pinpoint where problems lie, to give an indication of the type of support, if any, that will be necessary; and 3) to determine whether further assessment by an Educational Psychologist or the Specialist Learning Support Co-ordinator within the Academy is indicated. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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