Welcome to Lincroft Academy
We are justly very proud of Lincroft Academy – it is a school with an excellent reputation, which is well-deserved. We provide outstanding teaching and pastoral care for the students and we achieve excellent standards. Our sporting achievements, musical and dramatic traditions are also really second to none! In addition, Lincroft is a ‘Teaching School’ with well over 100 trainee teachers based at our ‘Pilgrim Centre’, which provides development opportunities for teachers across the region from qualifying through to senior leadership training. Lincroft is recognised as a National Support School, working alongside schools in several local authorities, sharing best practice and improving teaching as a consequence.
If you are considering transfer at the tender age of 9 to a middle school, this is a very big step in your child’s journey towards the adult they will become. Your choice of school will have a great bearing on this development, and it needs to be the right one. If you are considering Lincroft we will always be pleased to see you to discuss what the school has to offer. In addition, we provide opportunities to see the school in action at first hand. In October, we hold a number of open evenings, open days and events to accommodate visitors to meet with staff and, probably most important of all, to talk to our delightful students. After all, they know the school better than anyone. Visitors to Lincroft are always impressed by their friendly and positive attitudes – please do talk to them.
Understandably, you will be anxious about the change from the familiar surroundings of the primary schools to a bigger and more complex setting. Try not to worry too much about this because it is also a very exciting time for young people. They will be looking forward to the new challenges that we provide. Our website, together with the prospectus, contains a great deal of information. Our very hardworking staff are approachable and caring and committed to providing the very best for the students. They encourage them to work hard, to enjoy and to achieve – Lincroft is a very happy school where they feel secure.
Between the ages of 10 to 14 the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of the boys and girls will be dramatic. Their attitudes to themselves, their friends, their parents and the world will mature in response to a wide range of influences. We will help foster their self-esteem and they will grow in confidence as we develop their independence and individual talents.
As the students journey through Lincroft, their learning will become personalised as they reveal their strengths and develop their interests. Most will begin to specialise within the Academy's excellent curriculum, which uniquely extends to include three modern languages, as well as the extensive opportunities provided within the creative and performing arts and in sport and physical education. Our Performing Arts department carries the accreditation of being 'Artsmark Gold' as do our Sports department for the accreditation of 'Sports Games Gold'.
The transition of Lincroft from a middle school to a Secondary Academy took place in September 2017 as most of our Year 8 students stayed at Lincroft and became our first Year 9 year group, accepting the opportunities and responsibilities as young adults as they now begin their core GCSE curriculum and choose their options for GCSE's early next year.
We work very closely together with other schools that also form part of the Sharnbrook Academy Federation. Our students will also have the same opportunities as Sharnbrook Academy after GCSE and be able to apply for . Sixth Form provision continuing at Sharnbrook.
Above all, however, we remember that you are your child’s first, best and most important teacher. It is together that we provide the children with an excellent education in preparation to face the demands of modern living. You will have our full commitment.
Iain Denning BA MA NPQH
Executive Principal Sharnbrook Academy Federation