South Axholme School was established in 1961. Since then the school has been extended and is currently able to cater for approximately 930 students. In 2012 South Axholme Community School converted to South Axholme Academy. In the summer of 2013, South Axholme Academy became the lead in a small multi academy trust, Isle Education Trust. Isle Education Trust now comprises South Axholme Academy, Epworth Primary Academy and Coritani Academy. In September 2015, the Academy opened its 6th Form, offering education to students from 11 to 18 for the first time in its history.
The Academy’s success is built upon its emphasis on both high standards and care for the individual. We aim to offer a safe, exciting and friendly base from which to explore the world. We recognise that all students are different and it is our aim to give each student that which is best suited for his or her individual needs: academic, creative, sporting or social.
The Academy is situated in Epworth, a small town in the Isle of Axholme, between Doncaster and Scunthorpe. The Isle is so called because, until it was drained in the 1620’s, it was an inland island surrounded by rivers, streams, bogs and meres. Today the Academy enjoys an enviable position, occupying a quiet, rural site, close to the centre of Epworth with playing fields extending to nearly fifteen acres, backing on to open countryside.
- Promotion of cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community.
- Monitoring and promotion of the involvement of all groups of students in the extra-curricular life of the school, including leadership opportunities, especially students with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups.
- Continue to improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas.
- Endeavour to ensure that the staff body and representation of staff in leadership roles is reflective of the local community.
- Reduce the incidence of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students in the school.