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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 School will be re-opening from 15th June. We will start by welcoming Y6 on Monday 15th June, Y1 on Wednesday 17th and Reception on Friday 19th June followed by Nursery. Please view our return to school page for detailed information for parents and children who are returning to school.
   Dear Parents School will be re-opening for Y2 - Y5 pupils from the 29th June. We will start by welcoming Y5 on Monday 29th June, Y2 on Tuesday 30th June, Y4 on Wednesday 1st July and Y3 on Thursday 2nd July. Please view our return to school page for detailed information for parents and children who are returning to school. On the first day of school for each year group children will start at 8.40am and finish at 2.45pm. Children will come home with an information letter stating their new start and finish time.
   Dear Parents, We have a special page for parents and children to view about returning to school. Please take time to read the important guidance and letters, as well as viewing videos that the teachers have created to welcome you back to school. Many thanks
   Dear Parents/Carers Last week was another successful week. A range of pupils attended in Years 6, 1 FS2 and Nursery. They have all settled in very well into the new school routines and systems. I want to take this opportunity to thank the parents of all the above year groups for supporting us by ensuring that they are dropping off and collecting their child/ren on time and from the designated gates. This has meant that we have been able to fulfill our duty of care and health and safety of all without any issues.  I wrote to the parents of Years 6, 1, FS2 and Nursery last week to inform them that as the uptake of pupils place has been low I was opening up the offer to our Years 2,3,4,and 5 pupils. However, this means that if your child in Y6, 1, FS2 or Nursery had not attended school yet then they may not have a place this term as I have reallocated resources to open up other year group bubbles. I would appreciate your support and understanding with this. This week my team will be sending out your child/ren's end of year reports. Like me, I am sure, you will be looking forward to read about your child's success and targets for next year. Your child/ren's report will also include information about who their teacher will be in the next academic year. As we are only 3 weeks away from the summer term, I would like to also remind you that you can order your child/ren's uniform using our online payment system. If you need any support with that then please ring the main school office, the the admin/pastoral team will be able to support you with placing your orders.  Yours sincerely,  Mrs A Maqsood-Shah 
   Dear Parents/Carers Another good week spent learning with our Y6/1/FS2 and Nursery pupils. We are looking to welcome our pupils from Years 5/4/3 and 2 this week! Please note that all new home learning has been uploaded for this week. 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.
   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 Last week was another successful week. A range of pupils attended in Years 6, 1 FS2 and Nursery. They have all settled in very well into the new school routines and systems. ...
 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:49:00 GMT

Dear Parents/Carers  We opened our doors for the first time since lock-down to our Year 6, 1 and Reception children last week. Although the uptake of places has been low, I know that those who ...
 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:36:00 GMT

Dear Parents/Carers    We are very excited to welcome our Year 6/1/Reception and Nursery children back to school this week! As I have already mentioned in my letter to parents on Friday, ...
 Sat, 13 Jun 2020 08:59:00 GMT



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