Maltings Academy

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Maltings Academy
Motto "To make our best better"
Established September 2008
Type Academy
Principal John Szynal BEd DMS
Location Spinks Lane
Local authority Essex
DfE URN 115367 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18

Maltings Academy is a secondary school in Witham, Essex, it is the larger of two secondary schools in Witham. It is a relatively new school as it is a replacement for the John Bramston School.

In October 2006 the previous school (John Bramston) was graded 4 by Ofsted, meaning 'Inadequate' and as a result the school was put under special measures.

A new head, Mike O'Sullivan was appointed Easter 2007, replacing the longstanding former head Ted Rowley. John Bramston School became Maltings Academy in Sept 2008. A new Principal, Mr John Szynal was appointed in the spring term of 2010.

The Academy is now in a new £26 million purpose built building that was constructed by Carillion (Completed summer 2011). The school was recently inspected by Ofsted (2010), who commented that the Academy was "making good progress towards raising standards".

In 2012, 94% of pupils achieved 5 GCSE A*-C grades (51% including English and Maths). An above national average of 99% of students received at least 1 GCSE. As of September 2012 the school was oversubscribed in Year 7.

Maltings Academy restaurant has been run by CucinA since October 2012.

The Maltings Academy Sixth Form has a common room, computer suite/study room and students also have access to the restaurant throughout the day. The Sixth Form is now a joint collaboration with New Rickstones Academy, also in Witham. Through this joint arrangement over 45 courses are now on offer at Level 3 and also Level 2.


Coordinates: 51°47′49″N 0°37′56″E / 51.7970°N 0.6323°E / 51.7970; 0.6323