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   Junior School has received an Ofsted Judgement of GOOD! - January 2020
   "Leaders and governors are passionate about the school, and they have established strong links with the community" - Ofsted 2020
   "Leaders and Teachers have high expectations of pupils. Pupil's work is neat and tidy" - Ofsted 2020
   "Behaviour is Good" - Ofsted 2020
   This week we are listening to: George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue (excerpt) https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/classical-music-george-gershwin-rhapsody-in-blue/zkcy6v4
   In May 2020 the children in Year 2 will be required to sit their KS1 SATs tests. In preparation for this we will be holding a parents meeting where you can find out what the tests look like and what the children will be expected to do. We will give you some useful advice as to how you can help your children and some booklets to take away with you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. The meetings will be held on Monday 9th March 2020 at 9am and 2.30pm in the Infant school Hall. You will only be required to attend one meeting. Coffee will be available. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask the year 2 team.
   Dear Families, On Thursday 5th March 2020 we will be celebrating World Book Day. This is a day where children throughout the world will celebrate their favourite authors and books. To celebrate this day in school we are asking that children dress up as a character from one of their favourite characters from their class books. If children choose to dress up, we are asking that they donate £1, which will then be used to buy new books for their book corners. If a whole class come dress-up then they get 2500 class points. We would really like children to make their own costumes and we will be looking for the most creative costume. Any children who make their own costume will win a house point ball for their house.
   On Tuesday 25th February to celebrate pancake day the kitchen will be serving pancakes and syrup for dessert.
   As a school, we are participating in ‘Challenge 2020’- a United Learning initiative to develop collaboration, competition and character amongst our pupils and staff. What is Challenge 2020? Challenge 2020 a physical challenge using the number 2020. This could be a 20km run every week for 20 weeks or 20 minutes of activity for 20 weeks. It doesn’t matter what you do but it must challenge you and use the numbers 2020 in a creative way.
   Y3 will have their last swimming session on 28th January. Please can Y3 parents remember that the children will need to bring their swimming kits each Tuesday up to and including the 28th January. Swimming will start for Y2 children on Tuesday 11th February.
   From January 2020 we will be swapping lunchtime arrangements between the Infants and Junior schools. This means that lunchtime for our infants (Years 1 and 2) will now be from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm and lunchtime for the junior pupils (Years 3-6) will be from 12pm-1pm. These changes are to maximise learning time for all our children and to make lunchtimes more enjoyable for our children. There will be no change to Reception classes’ lunchtime, this will continue to be at 11:30 am.
   "Nursery and Infant Judged as 'Good'" - Ofsted 2018
   INFANTS & NURSERY - A ‘GOOD’ school, where children ‘thrive and succeed’ - OFSTED 2018
   “…a great education for all in a very supportive environment” – OFSTED 2018

Welcome to High Hazels...

Welcome to High Hazels!

A very warm welcome!

I hope that our website helps to give you an insight into the vibrant life of our school and relays what I feel makes High Hazels Academy the fantastic school that it is.

Our school has a friendly, collaborative community atmosphere where parents, children, staff and governors work harmoniously together. We greatly value the contributions our parents make to school life and believe in a genuine partnership between all stake holders in order to ensure our children benefit as much as possible from their education. Parents are also learners and thus our vision extends to providing a range of adult learning experiences that will transform and regenerate our community.

We place significance on individuality and independence; encouraging children to help themselves and become 'confident learners' whilst fully developing their individual talents within a framework of respect and understanding. We believe that children learn best in a positive, stimulating, safe and secure environment. As soon as a child joins our school we work hard to get to know them well and provide them with the best education possible, helping to nurture and develop them as individuals whilst harnessing their talent and creativity.

Our staff focus on providing the highest possible standards of education and on enthusing pupils with a love of learning. Through powerful knowledge, creative, broad and balanced experiences we inspire confidence and celebrate the uniqueness and successes of all.

We strive to provide every opportunity for all children to develop their abilities to the fullest extent.

Inspired by our core values, we aim to:

  1. Instil Determination to an unrelenting pursuit of goals
  2. Develop Confidence needed to succeed
  3. Awaken the joy of Creativity
  4. Kindle and help fulfil Ambition in everyone
  5. Treat every individual with dignity and mutual Respect
  6. Nurture boundless Enthusiasm

As a United Learning school, we are also committed to providing our children with an Education with Character - #EducationwithCharacter. Whilst we have a very strong focus on building firm foundations for learning and nurturing the important skills of English, Maths and Computing, here at High Hazels Academy we believe that there is more to a good education. We provide a breadth of opportunities and experiences which seek to make school an enjoyable, fun and exciting experience and our curriculum and enrichment programme is overflowing with opportunities to try something new and develop talents and skills. No two days are the same and our pupils are constantly introduced to new and different experiences, designed to prepare them for the next stages of their school life.

I hope that by browsing through our website, you too will understand and share the feeling, ambition and enthusiasm for our school and the community it serves. A child only gets one chance at an education and here at High Hazels Academy we do firmly believe that every child matters and we endeavour to develop 'the best in everyone'. 

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Attendance / 99+ Club



Here at High Hazels Academy, we want all of our pupils to maintain the highest levels of attendance, so that they are able to make the most of each and every day with us. Club 99+ recognises and rewards excellent attendance, with:

  • Prizes and trips

  • Certificates and Tie Pins

  • Special event for club members and their families


We are looking for parents and their children to get actively involved. For further details, click on the link.


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We are taking part in the annual Christmas jumper day on 13th December, we are asking for a £1 voluntary contribuation, this will go towards raising funds for a sound and lighting system for our ...
 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Dear Parent/Carer At High Hazels Academy, we are dedicated to delivering an enriching and inspiring Education with Character to our pupils. This means helping our pupils to face challenges they ...
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