Strong Leadership And Discipline Praised By Parents At Rural Academy

Somercotes Academy Principal Frances Green welcomes Finley Bishell (10), of Grimoldby Primary School, and mum Jo Bishell (right) to the annual Year 6 Open Evening.

Parents praised strong leadership and discipline when Somercotes Academy threw open its doors for its annual Year 6 Open Evening.

Ann Townsend visited with Morgan Shaw (10), whose brother Ben (13) already attends Somercotes Academy. She said: "It is a strict school compared to others, but strict in a good way. They set firm boundaries and Ben is doing well here."

Finley Bishell (10) of Grimoldby Primary School, looked around the Academy with his mum Jo Bishell, who said: "There is very good leadership at Somercotes. It's a smaller Academy and I think it would suit Finley better."

Somercotes Academy Principal, Frances Green welcomed more than 300 visitors to the rural Academy on one of the wettest nights of the year so far.

"I was amazed to see so many people here on such a dismal evening and they really enjoyed themselves looking around the fabulous facilities that we have at the Academy thanks to Tollbar Multi Academy Trust. We pride ourselves on providing a secure and caring environment in which we strive for high standards of behaviour, dress and academic standards. It is a proven formula and it works.

"It is gratifying to hear that parents agree with our ethos and we look forward to welcoming many new students here next September."

Parents have until October 31 to make their applications to LCC for a place at the Academy from September 2020.

Archie Anderson (10), who attends Greenwich House School, in Louth, is pictured in Science with mum and dad, Katie and Richard Gawler, and (l-r) Year 10 students, Teanna Willey and Idena Short.

Morgan Shaw (10) with mum Ann Townsend, dad Jason Shaw and brother Ben (age 13), who is currently in Year 9 at Somercotes Academy. Also pictured are Somercotes Academy Year 10 students, (l-r) Amy Baxter-Rowson and Harriet Gilliatt, in the Technology Department.

Freya Manders (10) a Year 6 pupil at Grainthorpe Junior School, looks at objects made by a 3D printer with Josh Cook (Year 11 student). Also pictured are mum and dad, Sammy and Mark Manders, and brother Finn (2).

Connor Mumby (10), of North Somercotes C of E Primary School, and sister Lexi (6) with Year 10 student Faye Gregory, introducing them to foam marbling.

Taylor Gower (11) from Tetney Primary School, with mum Nicola Gower and nan Mandy Gower in the Art Department. With them is Somercotes Academy Year 9 student, Lacey Wright.

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