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After another very busy week the end of term is rapidly approaching.    We break up on Wednesday 23 July and school will finish at 1.05pm.  The buses will be coming early but parents who normally collect their children will need to make arrangements to do so at the end of morning lessons.  The canteen will be open for snacks at break but there will not be any lunch service, except for those students who are entitled to free school meals.  In the meantime there is a lot to pack into the time that we have left. 

Over the weekend the Young Farmers were once again at the Kent Show and in spite of the very unseasonable weather they were successful in picking up prizes in a range of categories.  We will be publishing full details as soon as they have been confirmed.  It has been a very busy time on the farm with groups of Year 5 students visiting as part of their taster sessions along with Year 6 students attending milking and husbandry sessions during the Start project.  We are very grateful both to the Young Farmers and to Mr Cooper for all the hard work that has gone into this and appreciate their commitment over the last few weeks both in school and at the shows. 

This Tuesday the PTFA will be holding an open meeting in the foyer of the new Sports Hall.  The idea is to review what has been achieved so far this year and to start planning for the coming months.  They are particularly keen to welcome any new parents.  The meeting starts at 7pm and all are welcome.  We will be sending new Year 11 students on their Work Shadowing programmes on Friday 18 and Monday 21 July and there will then be a follow-up session in school on Tuesday 22 July.  The aim is to introduce students to the world of work and to start them thinking about some of the differences between school life and life in paid employment. 

The PE department are organising an Athletics Afternoon for Tuesday 22 July.  This is to combine with the team sports that were held on the day of the Sports Hall opening in order to supply us with our overall House Champions.  

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all parents a relaxing summer and to remind you that school starts again for Year 7 and Sixth Form students on Thursday 4 September and for all other years on Friday 5 September.  Students who are expecting to collect results over the summer are reminded that A Level Results Day is Thursday 14 August and GCSE Results Day is Thursday 21 August.  Results may be collected in person or by someone else provided they have full written authorisation from the student and have a valid form of identification such as a passport. 


Robert Jackson

Situated on the edge of Cranbrook, The High Weald Academy is an exciting and innovative 11-18 school which welcomes students of all abilities and aims to provide them with the skills and qualifications needed to turn them into confident and successful citizens.

In a rapidly changing world the Academy is committed to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the maintenance of the highest possible standards in both academic achievement and personal behaviour.  As a specialist sports college the Academy recognises the power of sport to transform learning and raise self esteem.  The sports leadership programme allows all students to develop their self-confidence by working with partner primary schools while the Academy’s highly successful farm is run by members of the student body.

The strength of The High Weald Academy is based around its commitment to working in partnership with others including local primary and secondary schools.  The High Weald Academy also benefits from the sponsorship of The Brook Learning Trust which offers nationally recognised leadership and training opportunities.  Above all the Academy recognises that  no student can be successful without support and encouragement from both school and home and the Academy’s open door policy allows any concerns to be addressed quickly and effectively.  We hope that you will want to join us on our journey and look forward to welcoming you to The High Weald Academy in the future.


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