Wyndham Spencer Academy is a hub of learning, creativity and exploration, where we aim to provide world class outcomes for the children and pupils who attend. We are a part of the Spencer Academies Trust and work closely with the family of schools.

The school resides in an inner city area of Derby, Alvaston and has a wonderful environment, both inside and out. All members of our school community take great pride in making our school look inviting and exciting so that our children, parents and carers, and visitors feel safe, welcome and enjoy the Wyndham experience. We have 13 large classrooms, plus a Foundation Stage Unit which comprises of a 52 pre-school children (26 full time equivalent). (FS1) and a Reception Unit (FS2). The unit has its own outdoor area which is used to provide bespoke outdoor learning opportunities. We have two large halls which also function as dining rooms. We have three Pre and Post Teaching rooms, a dedicated alternate provision space, COGS and a community room which hosts our Nurture provision. The school has extensive grounds with two playgrounds, Barlows Beams, Wyndham Towers and tyre play area.

As of September 2019, we have 408 pupils on roll in main school, with a further 36 children in Foundation 1. There is currently one Nursery (F1) class and a Reception unit (F2) which is equivalent to two classes. We are a two form entry school, with an additional class in year 1, and so there are thirteen classes in the main school of which five are Key Stage 1 and eight in Key Stage 2. For the community we serve, a large majority of our pupils are from white British backgrounds, with an increasing number of children coming from other ethnic groups, and a number of pupils with EAL (English as an additional language). The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is above the national average.

We are extremely fortunate to have developed strong parental support, with a high percentage of parents attending open evenings, school productions, parent workshops and school fairs. Parents have also benefitted from the provision of a number of clubs, including: Maths Masterclass, a Reading Workshop and Cooking Club.

We offer an extended day for those pupils whose parents work or are in full time education with the provision of a breakfast club and after school provision, WASP. We also offer a variety of after-school clubs throughout the year. These clubs usually last for six weeks and are normally offered to all year groups. These clubs are an important aspect of school for us, as they enrich children's social skills and allow children to attend sessions, such as athletics and dance, which they may otherwise not be able to.

Wyndham is an active school where everyone has a real thirst for learning. We believe that children only have one chance at having a successful start to their education, and all our staff are determined to provide all children and pupils with the very best learning opportunities. We have the highest expectations of ourselves and the children, particularly in relation to their learning, progress, behaviour and attendance. We want all our children to aim high and achieve personal GREATness: we provide them with opportunities, skills and belief to reach their full potential, dreams and goals.

As part of our commitment to pupils learning, we follow our GREAT Expectations – this is our Wyndham Way. All of the children are rewarded for showing these qualities in their day to day learning and behaviour using the 'Class Dojo' system. Staff and parents are able to communicate daily about the children, and share key learning information, as well as celebrate successes. We also follow the Lessons of the Geese so that all who attend the school, staff and pupils see themselves as leaders.

The staffing compliment of the school includes our Executive Principal, Principal, three Assistant Head of Schools, one of whom is the SENDcO and 6 members of staff with TLRs. Each member of staff is responsible for a curriculum area. The current staffing is as below:

  • 17 Class Teachers
  • 3 Pre and Post Teachers
  • 21 Teaching Assistants
  • 1 School Business Manager
  • 2 Office Administrators
  • 1 Site Manager
  • 12 Midday Supervisors
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