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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
   Dear parents, As you are aware school is closed for the foreseeable future, but we have put into place for the children remote classrooms. It is going to be different to our usual school days but we can continue our learning journey together and have lots of fun. Remember we are here to help your children in their learning, just as we are in school, it's just we cannot see one another, but we can still see the fabulous learning the children will do. This is all new for us and we all have to work together. If parents need any help accessing work for the children you email enquiries@highhazelsacademy.org.uk. Stay safe and we looking forward to seeing you all soon!
   Dear Parents/Carers Since the government’s announcement of the partial school opening for year groups Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, last Sunday, I have been very busy planning for the safe opening of school on the 1st of June. I have also been speaking to many of our stakeholders including staff, governors, local authority and parents. I know that many people are feeling a mix of relief and some anxiety. We are all relieved that, after so many weeks at home, children will be able to return to school and be with their friends and teachers. But likewise, I know that some parent and children will be anxious about returning after such a long time and with the on-going concerns about COVID-19 very much in our minds. I want to reassure you that the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone in the school is, of course our highest priority. We will therefore be putting in place the full recommendations that the government scientists have made for ‘protective measures’ so that the school can be run safely, hygienically and with appropriate social distancing in place. I will be sending further correspondence later this week outlining the key measures and arrangements planned for the partial school re-opening. Wishing you well Mrs A Maqsood-Shah
   Dear Parents/Carers Thank you for your continued support with our online continuity of learning program. Many of our children are engaging very well with the weekly online learning offer and we can see a positive impact on their progress and the quality of work produced. For this we are grateful. I would like to encourage all parents and pupils to engage with our online learning offer and would ask that if you need any support with access or content please do not hesitate to contact us via the school’s main telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You will notice in this week’s learning offer that we continue to broaden the wider curriculum offer. We have also added an invaluable section for parents/carers, which I believe holds many useful guides and signposts parents to outside agency support, if needed. I look forward to seeing more amazing home learning from our pupils. Yours sincerely Mrs Shah
   Dear Parents/Carers I have been very impressed with the work our pupils are producing when engaging with our online learning offer. To this end, I want to celebrate and recognise with our entire school community and beyond the efforts of our pupils and the successes, they are achieving. As such, we have set up a Celebration of Learning page. Please do join the staff team at High Hazels and I in congratulating those pupils who have excelled every week.
   Due to a large number of staff/pupils/parents accessing school websites, broadband providers are having difficulty being able to provide access. This problem is country wide, but we are working hard with United Learning to ensure our parents can access learning from home. We are currently aware that numerous broadband providers are having issues with their service. Please do keep trying to access our school website.
   Interested in becoming a teacher? Applications for @UnitedTeaching are still open for September 2020. If you’d like to find out more, sign up to an introductory webinar: https://pages.unitedteaching.org.uk/webinars
   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.
   "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.


Latest News

Dear Parents/Carers   Since the government’s announcement of the partial school opening for year groups Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, last Sunday, I have been very busy planning ...
 Sun, 17 May 2020 19:13:00 GMT

Dear Parents/Carers,   Returning to School As you will have seen, the government has announced that it hopes to re-open primary schools, beginning with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 ...
 Mon, 11 May 2020 06:34:00 GMT

Dear Parents & Carers   As we embark on another week of lockdown and home learning, I would like to thank you all for your continued support and engagement with our online learning offer. ...
 Sun, 10 May 2020 16:04:00 GMT



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