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Meet the Head of School

We are delighted to welcome our new Year 7 students and their families to our fantastic new academy. This is the start of a five year partnership working together to ensure your child receives the very best education and can take full advantage of all the opportunities  availble at The High Weald Academy.

We are a family-oriented community school and the new build has really brought us all together.  The building has created so many opportunities, already we have been able to expand our curriculum.  We now run an extended drama programme and added a new subject to our arts programme, photography. The eight new science laboratories have enabled us to increase practical learning, which all the students really enjoy. The overall impact, is that we are seeing increasing levels of student academic success. 

Your child is joining us on the beginning of an exciting journey, thanks to the building I now have the opportunity to make plans for the future to expand and broaden our educational offering.  Ensuring we continue to make a positive difference in the classroom equipping our students to be successful.

Pleased be assured that students joining the academy in September can expect to receive all the support they need to adjust to their new surroundings and to set them up for getting the best out of their education. 

Have a great summer and we look forward to meeting you in September.


Mrs Lisa Barker

Head of School