Tollbar Academy

Tollbar Academy and 6th Form College is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form, in New Waltham, North East Lincolnshire, England.

Tollbar Academy
Address
Station Road, New Waltham

, ,
DN36 4RZ

England
Coordinates53°31′17″N 0°04′44″W / 53.5215°N 0.0790°W / 53.5215; -0.0790Coordinates: 53°31′17″N 0°04′44″W / 53.5215°N 0.0790°W / 53.5215; -0.0790
Information
TypeAcademy
Established1937
Department for Education URN136268 Tables
OfstedReports
Chair of GovernorsPhilip Bond
Chief ExecutiveDavid Hampson
PrincipalCaroline Yates
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment2150 (Academy) 400 (6th form)
Website

AdmissionsEdit

A secondary school with a sixth form, it serves 11- to 18-year-olds. The largest school in North East Lincolnshire, it has around 2300 pupils.[1] The College lies on the border of North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire (East Lindsey), and is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Grimsby. Students come from Grimsby, Cleethorpes, and surrounding Lincolnshire villages.

HistoryEdit

The original school was opened in 1937 for 300 pupils. It became the Tollbar Secondary Modern School. Further expansion occurred in the 1970s, and has continued. It is situated on the junction of the A16 and B1219. The school later became Tollbar Business and Enterprise College, changing to Tollbar Business, Enterprise and Humanities College in 2008/9. In Autumn 2010 the school gained Academy status, once again changing its name to Tollbar Academy. It was one of the first to change to an Academy under the new legislation as implemented by the 2010 Coalition government.

Academic performanceEdit

In July 2002, it was awarded Business and Enterprise College status. In September 2004, it was awarded foundation school status.[2] In October of the same year it announced that it was going to introduce a 5 term year.[3] The sixth form is a partnership with Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education. It gets the best GCSE results in North East Lincolnshire LEA, and the best A level results followed by Franklin College.

In May 2008, Principal David Hampson suspended 74 pupils for using the school computers to play a game[4] based on the film Tron. The game was downloaded by students. The school also forbids mobile phones or any other electronic equipment.[5][6]

In September 2012, the academy was ranked number 1 in the government "Similar Schools" table, which ranks schools by results against schools with a similar intake.[7][8]

As of 2018, Tollbar Academy has had 8 successive years "Outstanding" rating from Ofsted;[9] one of only two secondary schools in North-East Lincolnshire to receive top marks under the new, more rigorous, inspection standards [10] and the only secondary school in the area to have received this accolade eight times in succession.

Notable former pupilsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Tollbar Business and Enterprise College". direct.gov.uk. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Tollbarbec.co.uk". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Term changes to benefit students". BBC News. 20 October 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Pupils suspended over online game". BBC News. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  5. ^ Goff, Hannah (31 May 2007). "Why my school uses search wands". BBC News. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  6. ^ "School introduces metal detectors". BBC News. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Tollbar-tops-national-table/story-19781482-detail/story.html
  8. ^ "Search for schools and colleges to compare - GOV.UK - Find and compare schools in England". Find and compare schools in England.
  9. ^ http://www.tollbaracademy.co.uk/application/themes/default/media/tollbarofstednov2013.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Video-Olympian-Colin-Jackson-visits-Tollbar/story-20244350-detail/story.html

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