Haughton Academy and the Education Village Academy Trust will not be closed on Friday 18 December. The government had suggested that schools could use a PD day to close early for the Christmas break. However, the Trust have already allocated these days and a number of them have already taken place. We also considered the difficulty for parents/carers sourcing Covid safe childcare on this day.
Haughton Academy will have an Ofsted visit on Thursday 26th November. It will be conducted on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills (HMCI) and will be classed as a visit under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended). This visit will be undertaken by HMI and be conducted entirely remotely using Microsoft Teams and will consist of a range of meetings with senior leaders. Our visit will be led by Chris Pearce, HMI, who will be accompanied during the visit by one other inspector.
Mr Jonathan Lumb
Principal of Haughton Academy
I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Haughton Academy on behalf of the pupils, staff and governing body. We are a thinking, exciting and happy school, where children of all abilities and social backgrounds achieve. At present due to the covid-19 the school is only open for the pupils of key workers and vulnerable children. Please keep up-to-date with the latest news by checking the Latest News section of the academy website. Please click the link below.
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Haughton Academy is in a unique position as part of The Education Village Academy Trust and is privileged to have state of the art facilities, engaging technology and ICT resources, such as IPads, and a rich and vibrant extended curriculum.
Through our rigorous target setting and tracking systems and raising aspirations program, pupils are positively challenged to have high
aspirations and are well-supported in reaching their potential.
Well done to the Class of 2019 for their outstanding exam results this year. Congratulations to our pupils and staff on their excellent GCSE exam results this summer. The expertise and commitment of staff and the hard work and focus of our pupils has meant that their results have been amongst the best the academy has ever achieved. This is clearly shown in the huge increase in the traditional measure of 5+ A*-C, including English and Maths to 61.4%. The second highest ever for Haughton Academy. There is also an improving three year trend across all data measures.
This is a fantastic achievement reflecting the pupils’ positive attitudes and hard work.
Haughton Academy provides a curriculum that enables all students to be successful, develop a passion for learning and develop essential skills for life. Every pupil is given the opportunity to take part in cultural experiences such as theatre visits locally and in London, Art tours to Paris or London, visits to Northern France and Barcelona, sports tours to Spain or Holland and a bi-annual ski visit to Italy. Haughton Academy provides many opportunities for pupils to become involved in the whole-academy community with an active pupil council, an excellent Prefect System and a thriving pastoral support system. Sport, music and the arts are very much a part of Haughton Academy. We offer music tuition, band and choir opportunities as well as performance, with our pupils performing in live theatre at Darlington Civic Theatre. Our sporting accolades are impressive too. Our students excel in many sports, recently winning the Darlington Town Cup and being regional volleyball champions and being placed 6th in the UK.
At Haughton Academy we passionately believe that all young people can achieve if challenged to do so, in a safe and happy environment. We have highly experienced teachers who challenge all pupils to do their best, all of the time. The staff at Haughton Academy enjoy working with young people and are fully committed to doing their very best for them.
I hope that you enjoy reading our website. It is intended to give you a flavour of all that happens at Haughton Academy and all that we stand for; what it cannot do is to give you a real sense of the warm, friendly and caring atmosphere around the academy. We have had a recent Section 8 Ofsted HMI visit that confirms that "Senior leaders, governors and the trust are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the last section 5 inspection in order for the school to become good." Click her for HMI Report (November 2019) I look forward to welcoming you personally to Haughton Academy.
Principal of Haughton Academy