Welcome to Winterbourne International Academy
We have established an excellent local and regional reputation for the quality of our educational provision and facilities. We ensure that all our students receive the very best professional support and guidance. A primary aim of our staff is to know each child as an individual, in order to ensure student fulfilment and happiness.
Winterbourne International Academy demands high standards in all that it does, reinforcing our belief in the traditional values of hard work, discipline, courtesy and dress.
Students entering the Academy will be greeted by a stunning new building and first-rate facilities. Almost £20 million has been invested into replacing the majority of the existing buildings to transform the learning environment for our students.
- £20 million investment in new buildings and facilities (opened September 2014)
- Excellent KS4 and post-16 examination results
- A broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of students
- First class sporting facilities including swimming pool, gym, and all-weather pitch
- Arts centre for drama and music productions
- A safe environment with learning at its core
- Dedicated and experienced teaching and operations staff
- Regular communications of news and student achievement through letters, text, website, social media, and local press
- Overseas trips and educational visits
- Strong partnerships with businesses
- Students encouraged to succeed both inside and outside Academy life
The Academy is served by very motivated and highly qualified staff, all dedicated to ensuring every student achieves success through motivation, knowledge and skills. The most vital ingredient in the success of our Academy is the quality of human relationships. We take great pride in the flourishing partnership between home and Academy in which all concerned work together in the best interests of the students.
Culture and Ethos
Our Academy culture is based upon five key concepts which help develop a strong sense of belonging, behaviour and attitude at WIA. We promote this culture throughout the Academy, in classes and in assemblies as a way to inspire and empower students:
Preparing students internationally
Winterbourne International Academy’s status as an International School has enabled us to develop our community ethos with strong links with our partner primary schools and a range of local and national businesses.
We are proud of our International Academy, strong in the belief that confidence in an Academy comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it. I hope you will extend your knowledge through contact and discussion with the staff. It is important that mutual trust should be the basis of our shared responsibility.
Past and existing students
Our students regularly and consistently achieve well above the local and national average in external qualifications and students go on to achieve great things in different walks of life, including…
Jessica Woodland-Scott – secured her place at Oxford University in 2013 with A-Levels in Chemistry (A), History (A), Maths (A*), plus an EPQ (A*), AS in Further Maths (A), Physchology (B), and General Studies (A).
Jacob Maddox – Jacob was attracting interest from various top-flight clubs. In 2013, Chelsea secured the former Bristol City starlet’s signature with a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Freya Haworth – Freya is an up and coming actress. Having recently performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, she is part of two local theatre companies and regularly performs in regional productions.
Imogen Cairns – An Olympic Gymnast, Imogen represented Great Britain in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and won gold medals in the Vault at Melbourne and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Jess Hopton – Jess is currently the Under-17 English National Badminton Champion. She was also an Olympic Torch Bearer for the London 2012 Olympics.
Caroline Thomas – Midwife in Madagascar working with orphans and babies.
Dave Attwood – A professional rugby union player, Dave has played for Bristol Rugby, Gloucester and most recently Bath Rugby. He played for England under-20s and England Saxons and was called into the full England team in 2010.