Healing School

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Healing Science Academy
Low Road

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DN41 7QD

Coordinates53°34′27″N 0°09′48″W / 53.5743°N 0.1634°W / 53.5743; -0.1634Coordinates: 53°34′27″N 0°09′48″W / 53.5743°N 0.1634°W / 53.5743; -0.1634
Established1 September 2010
Department for Education URN136277 Tables
PrincipalMichelle Dewland[1][2]
Age11 to 16[1]
Colour(s)Black, Green and Gold

Healing Science Academy is a co-educational, specialist academy school located on Low Road in the village of Healing, North East Lincolnshire, England.[1]

Healing Science Academy has a Maximum Capacity of 900 students. However according to the recent Ofsted report it has a student enrolment of 914 (as of 2019) Healing School serves the area of Healing and Stallingboro' but the school has an intake from the Willows, Great Coats and Wybers Woood, Immingham North Killingholm and other parts of Grimsby.


The school was previously known as Healing School, A Specialist Science and Foundation College (Ofsted URN 118095).[3] It converted to an academy in 2012 as part of Healing Multi Academy Trust.[1][2][4]

Ofsted judgements[edit]

As Healing Comprehensive School, the school was inspected in 1999 with the finding that "this is a good school".[5]

As Healing School, A Specialist Science College, the school was inspected in 2006 with the judgement of Good, and in 2009 with the judgement of Outstanding.[3] A staff member was invited to 10 Downing Street in 2018 to meet the prime minister in order to celebrate the school's outstanding teaching.[6]

As of 2019, it is yet to be inspected since conversion to an academy.[1]

Academic performance[edit]

In 1996 The Independent listed the school as one of the country's "outstandingly successful schools", based on inspection judgements and "doing well in all areas of their work".[7]

In 2000 the percentage of pupils at the school who achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C or the GNVQ equivalent was 69%, compared to 36% in North-East Lincolnshire and 49% in England.[8]

In 2001 The Guardian listed the school as the 137th best comprehensive in the country, based on GCSE results.[9]

In 2018 the school's GCSE results were above average.[10] The percentage of pupils attaining Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs was 51%, compared to 37% in North-East Lincolnshire and 40% in England.[10][11] Attainment 8 and Progress 8 were also above average.[10]


A pupil won the under-15 long jump national title in 2017.[12]

Teaching School[edit]

The school is responsible for The Humber Teaching School.[2][13]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Healing Science Academy". Ofsted. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Ruston, Abby (15 November 2018). "New head confirmed at Healing Academy as previous leader takes on further challenge". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Norris, Frank (16 February 2012). "Academy conversion and predecessor schools". Ofsted. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ "HEALING MULTI ACADEMY TRUST". Get information about schools. Gov.UK. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ Scott, Claude (1999). "Healing Comprehensive School". Ofsted. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ Duncan, Keane (21 May 2018). "Why this English teacher from Healing is meeting Theresa May today". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Outstandingly successful secondary schools". The Independent. 6 February 1996. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Healing Comprehensive School". BBC News. BBC. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  9. ^ "The Guardian's top schools by GCSE results". The Guardian. 2001. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Healing Science Academy". Find and compare schools in England. Gov.UK. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  11. ^ Freshwater, Paige (22 November 2018). "Top marks! Healing School students honoured for their efforts in award presentation". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  12. ^ Longstaff, Jack (16 September 2017). "Healing school pupil crowned UK's best long jump athlete in age group". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  13. ^ Ruston, Abby (1 August 2018). "Humber Teaching School trainees pass with flying colours". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Mother defends her daughter". The Telegraph. 19 August 2002. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  15. ^ Judd, Terri. "Maxine Carr: The teenage anorexic who loved working with children and nights on the town". The Independent. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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