New GCSE provision for Doncaster and Isle areas

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GCSE courses are to be offered to students at an academy linked to the John Leggott College from September.

Fourteen to 16 year olds will be able to join an academic GCSE programme in custom built facilities at the West Common Lane campus of the Scunthorpe college.

Known as The Leggott Academy, it will offer a limited number of places for Year 10 students, with applications now being accepted.

David Vasse, Principal of John Leggott College believes that the new provision will add further quality to secondary education in the region.

He said: “There are many excellent schools in our area and we, as one of the best post-16 colleges in the country, know that we can also make a strong contribution to success at ages 14 to 16.

“Our mission is all about learners making progress and our vision is that some young people would benefit from being within this exceptional environment from the age of 14. The students who will want to study their GCSEs at Leggott are those who do not feel that they are making sufficient progress to high grades within the school environment. Our academy will be based upon stretch and challenge in a completely different environment.”

Vice Principal at the college, Yvonne Briggs, said: “The college is well renowned for delivering high quality academic qualifications in a vibrant professional environment and this year was confirmed as a top ten Sixth Form college. By extending our provision for pupils studying at Key Stage 4 we are able to offer a mature learning environment in which young people can flourish. Applications are invited from students in Doncaster and surrounding areas as places are limited for this September.”

Leggott Academy is managed by the same leadership team and governing body as John Leggott College, with pupils benefiting from access to specialist facilities in subjects including science, physical education and creative and performing arts.

There is an extensive bus service which covers areas including Doncaster and Scunthorpe area villages. Transport to Leggott Academy will be served by these routes, with travel passes arranged through student services at John Leggott College.

Leggott Academy will be hosting tours for interested parents throughout May. This gives the opportunity for parents and prospective students to ask questions and see the college during the working day.

“Our teaching staff have an excellent track record of successfully delivering a range of GCSE courses,” says Yvonne.

“Results for summer series 2015 yielded a 100 per cent pass rate in biology, physics and Spanish, a 99.2 per cent pass rate in maths and 99.3 per cent pass rate in English. High grades in these subjects are outstanding.”

Students will have a full timetable, which will include over one hour fifteen minutes of pastoral activity each week, a homework club, PSHE activities and regular review meetings.

An Advice and Enrolment event will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 6pm to 8pm, at John Leggott College, West Common Lane, Scunthorpe.

Parents interested in learning more about Leggott Academy are encouraged to email BridgetJacques@leggott.ac.uk