About the Academy
St George’s Academy is a large 11-18, mixed, specialist Maths and Computing Academy of 2263 students (including 400 in the sixth form), serving Sleaford, Ruskington and the surrounding rural area in Lincolnshire.
The Academy has a main campus in Sleaford with a smaller campus in the village of Ruskington.
The Academy opened in January 2010 following the successful partnership of the predecessor school, St George’s College of Technology, with two, small, rural secondary schools.
As St George’s Academy, we will continue our relentless work to improve student achievement and so give our students the life chances they deserve.
Teaching and Learning
St George's Academy offers a fully comprehensive, balanced education for students aged 11 to 19, covering the National Curriculum and a wide range of vocational opportunities.
St George’s Academy is proud of its very high teaching and learning standards in the classroom; in addition, students develop their own study skills by working independently in one of the Academy’s Libraries or in one of the main computer rooms.
In Years 7 to 11, students’ progress is monitored regularly by awarding termly attainment and effort grades, which are used for target setting. Every year, parents receive a comprehensive written report. Students are set by ability in most subjects and follow differentiated programmes of study.
In addition to the regular timetabled lessons, we organise a number of special days/weeks during which students can focus on individual subjects or concepts and learn in even greater depth. Special literacy and numeracy weeks at Key Stage 3 are ways in which we flex the curriculum to address a particular learning need. This is in addition to the Sports Day/Project Day, which takes place in the summer term.
There are numerous other opportunities for students to develop a greater depth and understanding outside normal lessons, including educational visits, BBC News School Report Day, European Day of Languages to name but a few. We also arrange opportunities for students to try new subjects ahead of picking options for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.