Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Haughton Academy!

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. 

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. 

Haughton Academy provides a curriculum that enables all pupils 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 pupils 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."   

Key Priorities 2019-22 Documentplease click here

Jonathan Lumb BEd (Hons) MEd. NPQH 

Principal of Haughton Academy