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Academy Information

Willoughby is an all-age (2 – 19) Special Academy for pupils with moderate, severe, profound and complex learning needs.

The Willoughby Academy Vision is to inspire every child to achieve excellence in their learning and personal development through creativity and innovation in a happy and safe environment.

Willoughby is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2016), and we strive to provide outstanding academic and pastoral provision for all of our pupils.  We do this through focusing on four key priorities:

  • The impact of leadership at all levels to promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Consistently high quality teaching, learning and assessment to promote learning and raise pupils' achievement 
  • Positive attitudes and behaviours of all,  promoting a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning
  • Pupils make rapid and sustained progress throughout year groups, key stages and across all subjects

Through these objectives, we deliver individualised and personalised learning experiences and pathways for each of our pupils.  If you would like to find out more about Willoughby Academy or visit our provision please contact the school via email:

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