I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Haughton Academy on behalf of the students, staff and governing body. We are a forward thinking, exciting and happy school, where children of all abilities and social backgrounds achieve.
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, students are positively challenged to have high aspirations and are well-supported in reaching their potential. In 2016 the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades including GCSE English and maths was 58.3% and the percentage of pupils achieving an A*-C in both English and maths was 64%. This rapid improvement is testimony to the continuing commitment of both pupils and staff at the Academy. Every single pupil left with at least one GCSE qualifications and over 119 individual A and A* grades were awarded to pupils in their examinations. Last year every student went on to either full time education or employment when they left school with over half of our students taking their route to university study.
Haughton Academy provides a curriculum that enables all students to be successful, develop a passion for learning and develop essential skills for life. Every student is given the opportunity to take part in cultural experiences such as theatre visits locally and in London, Art tours to Paris, visits to Northern France and Barcelona, sports tours to Spain or Holland. Haughton Academy provides many opportunities for students to become involved in the whole school community with an active student council, an excellent Prefect System and a thriving House System. Sport, music and the arts are very much a part of our school. We offer music tuition, band and choir opportunities as well as performance, with our students 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 students 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 the school 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 school. I look forward to welcoming you personally to Haughton Academy.
Principal of Haughton Academy