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Limehurst Academy Achieves the Inclusion Quality Mark

Limehurst Academy in Loughborough has been successfully assessed for this national award.  The Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM) recognises schools which achieve excellence in providing the very best education for all students irrespective of differences.  Limehurst becomes the first Leicestershire secondary school to achieve the award.

The school was assessed in June of this year.  In his report, assessor Barry Carney noted, “This is a school that is providing a very good experience for its pupils and their families. All staff are dedicated, work hard and are very skilled at what they do.  Outcomes are good and improving.  There is a clear sense of warmth and an ethos and culture that ensures that everyone is respected and offered every opportunity to achieve their potential.  The school most definitely lives up to its motto “Achievement in a Caring Environment”.  That said, it is far from complacent and is constantly seeking to improve and share its practice.  It was a pleasure to visit this inspiring school.”

Jonathan Mellor, Headteacher, commented, “We are delighted to receive such a wonderful endorsement of our school.  Inclusion is a major part of our ethos as a school, and we strive to ensure that any student can succeed.”  Chair of Governors, Amanda Daly, added, “2017 has been an extremely successful year for Limehurst, having had an impressive Ofsted inspection in March and GCSE results which were among the very best in the county.  Achieving the IQM is yet another indication of how hard everybody in school works to create a fantastic learning environment.”