Latest News•06 Dec 2021
Blog•06 Dec 2021
The High Weald Academy is a small school serving a widespread rural community set in the heart of Cranbrook. We are committed to delivering high quality education and strong pastoral care, where our students are encouraged and supported to achieve both personal and academic success. We have a strong community feel and pride ourselves in having an inclusive culture with a welcoming and family ethos. High Weald Academy has high expectations of all students and aims to ensure that students achieve the highest possible academic results as well as supporting them to develop as good citizens able to take their place in the world. We have an active and supportive parent body who are advocates of the work we do and promote the academy positively in the local area.
The academy currently has just under 300 students. The School Farm is outstanding and wins a range of accolades and prizes as a result of the work we do with the community and local primary schools. It also gives opportunities to learn in a different context within and beyond the curriculum.
The High Weald Academy is on a trajectory of improvement. Our key priority and focus is to remove the barriers to learning in order to secure good and better progress and outcomes for all students no matter what their starting points or challenges. Working with the Brook Learning Trust, a small multi-academy trust, this is an academy that is committed to ensuring that children achieve well and are given every opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills and abilities that will serve them well in adult life. The Trust provides opportunities for collaboration between both staff and students across the three schools it works with. At a time of flux in education we have a strong belief that schools can no longer exist in isolation and that partnerships of this kind are a way of providing stability, support and innovation.
We welcome the opportunity to show you round and to talk to you in person either today or on a future visit. Choosing a secondary school is a huge decision and it is important that you are able to make the right choice for your child. Do tell us about your son or daughter's interests, abilities and personality and we will show you how The High Weald Academy can provide an environment in which they will thrive.
Lisa Barker - Head of School
We are very proud of Mr Cooper for winning so many prestigious prizes over the past week at the South Eastern Prime Stock Winter Fayre and the Ashford Cattle Show. Mr Cooper competed against many Farmers in the South East Region and despite the competition, was awarded Supreme Champion Sheep 2021 amongst many other prizes.
Just a reminder... HWA is closed to students tomorrow (Friday 26th November) for staff training (INSET DAY).
High Weald Academy does Children in Need and Cancer Research UK. So far, students and staff have raised over £200 to be shared between our 2 charities. We've had wear your own clothes, Mr Nolan's tea room providing cakes and tea at breaktime with the final event being the Pie Weald Academy pie throwing event. A special thank you to our brave members of staff who volunteered for the pie throwing!
We've been storing a pack of photos and baby shorts, which we believe were stored in the art block before we moved into the new build. We had held on to them in the hope someone would contact us to claim. Sadly this hasn't happened so if you think this looks familiar to you, please get in touch as we would love to reunite them with their rightful owner. Thank you and fingers crossed the power of Facebook works.......
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