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Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 19th November it is Children in Need Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing spots. This could be a spotty jumper, socks, or t-shirt. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Children in Need Day, please can children bring £1 into school on 19th November.

All money that the school raises will then be sent to Children in Need charity.

Many thanks


Children in Need - Friday 19th November



The streets of Darnall were alive with music, dance and light taken when High Hazels Academy staged the return of their annual lantern parade last week.

Held on Friday 5th November, the colourful event was also supported by Sheffield Park Academy, and provided the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to showcase their handiwork, parading their wonderful lanterns down Staniforth Road and up the main road.

Music for the event came care of Darnall Community Gospel Choir, and High Hazels youngest also sang, whilst the moves were provided by Sheffield Park's students with a contemporary dance routine.  The crowds were also entertained by stilt walkers and fire throwers from Innovation Entertainments, which ended the parade in style.

Commenting on the parade, High Hazels Academy’s Principal Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah said:

“It’s a fantastic event and one which helps to bring the whole community together. The children also love having the opportunity to show off the wonderful lanterns they have made.”

 Dunya news also attended the parade, the full interview can be found by clicking here






Parents Survey 2021/22

Dear Parents/carers,

I am pleased to let you know that we will again be taking part in the United Learning annual parent/carer survey. 

We really hope that you will complete this survey to help us gather your feedback, it takes only 15 minutes to complete, and you can enter into a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher

Please click here to access the survey

Please be aware:

  •  We will share the parent survey link via arbor parent portal and our school website and this link will be valid for all parents to use.
  • Neither the school or United Learning will be able to identify you or your child from your response, unless you write something in one of the free text boxes that identifies you or your child by name
  • If you have more than on child at the school, complete the survey with your eldest child in mind. You are welcome to complete the survey for each child if you would like to.
  • It is possible for more than one parent/carer wishes to complete the survey for a child.
  • If you have any problems completing the survey or need any help, please contact us.
  • The survey relates to parents/carers of pupils from Reception up to and including Year 6 only as the questions are not appropriate for nursery age children.
  •  The deadline for completion is Friday 3rd December.

Your views are important to us, and your feedback will help us understand what you value most about High Hazels Academy and to identify areas for improvement. 

Many thanks in advance for your help.


The survey has also been translated into the six languages identified as most widely spoken across all of our schools: Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Urdu. To hear the information above in these languages or in English please follow the relevant bit.ly link:

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Parents Survey 2021/22


Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….

We have had a busy first week back in nursery! We have been learning about bonfire night and have been making our own lanterns for the lantern parade. We have also been using a variety of materials to make fantastic firework pictures in the creative area. In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ and taking part in lots of owl themed activities in provision. We have been making owl masks, retelling the story using owl props, making owls using the playdough and drawing our favourite pictures from the story. We ended the week with a visit from Wise Owl Falconry, the children got to watch a real life flying session and even got to hold an owl for a photograph!

Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….


Owl Visit for Nursery & Reception Children - Friday 5th November

Dear Parent / Carer, 

As part of our topic on ‘Autumn’, we have been looking at nocturnal and woodland animals.   

On Friday 5th November we have invited the Wise Owl Falconry to visit us with a range of birds including owls to support our understanding of their way of life. To help us fund this visit we are asking for a contribution of £3.00 to be payable via the arbor app which will include a photo of your child with a bird.  

The company and the school have put a detailed risk assessment to ensure all safety measures are in place and in line with government guidelines. 

 In the meantime, why not visit their website with your child at https://www.wise-owl.co.uk/  and discuss different birds of prey 


Thank you in advance for your support. 


Yours sincerely, 

Owl Visit for Nursery & Reception Children - Friday 5th November



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….

What a fantastic start to Autumn term nursery have had we our existing and new children. We have been busy learning all about our new classroom and exploring all the areas. We are getting very good at remembering where all the toys are resources go so, we can put everything away at tidy up time!

We have had so much fun learning lots of new songs with our friends - some songs we use our tap sticks to tap to the beat! It’s so exciting to listen to music and learn new actions.

We have also been using a variety of mark making tools including felt tips, paint and even leaves to collage! We have created representations of our friends, family and even some animals from the ‘Three Bears Story’.

Now we are settled back into nursery we have been enjoying trying new foods and skills at snack time. Some of us are learning the names of new foods and talking about what we like, some of us are using our snack mats to make sentences about what we like and some of us are even telling our friends what food we like to eat!

In our outdoor area we have been looking at changes in the playground to look for signs of autumn. We went to pick apples from our fabulous apple trees and made apple strudel after carefully chopping them into small pieces. We have also been collecting leaves and talking about what beautiful colours we can see.

We have also been doing some counting while we collect the leaves- some of us were able to find ‘more’ brown leaves! We are so excited to see what learning we are going to do next! Remember to ask us all about our learning at home - we are so excited to tell you all about it!



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….


Lantern Parade 5th November

Dear Parents/Carers

We will host our Lantern Parade on 5th November following a 2 year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The parade will leave High Hazels Academy at 4pm, the parade route will follow Staniforth Road and Main Road, and return back to High Hazels Academy.

Everyone can enjoy performances by High Hazels school choir, students from SPA, fire throwers and stilt walkers etc. There will also be a range of food and cake stalls to enjoy!

Come along, bring your lanterns and enjoy the fun


Lantern Parade 5th November



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