Winford Academy is a private secondary school. When you choose our preparatory vocational secondary education (VMBO), junior general secondary education (MAVO) or senior general secondary education (HAVO) then, alongside the general subjects, you are also choosing a programme that emphasises creativity and entrepreneurship. We have a two-year transition period in which pupils are taught in a way that is tailored to their educational level. It is only at the end of this two-year period that a final choice is made whether to continue to study for the more vocational or combined VMBO, or the more theoretical MAVO or HAVO qualifications. Individual talent development is the guiding principle at our school. At our safe and small-scale school, pupils are heard and can be themselves. They learn to work together in an environment of respect which enables them to develop their own personality and self-confidence.