MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
“We are committed to making sure that students of all abilities are challenged …”
I am delighted to be able to welcome you to The Highcrest Academy.
We are a vibrant, happy school in which every student is given the opportunity to develop their talents and to flourish as individuals. Your child’s education is as important to us as it is to you and we are relentless in our pursuit of building a cohesive culture and curriculum that matches the varied needs of our students.
Our motto, ‘Aspire and Achieve’ is central to our philosophy. We are committed to making sure that students of all abilities are challenged and able to make outstanding progress, both academically and in terms of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Indeed, we value a strong work ethic and aim to develop, sometimes hidden or unsuspected talent, into fruition.
We have a series of six virtues linked to our motto: Ambition, Sensitivity, Purpose, Integrity, Resilience and Eloquence. These virtues help us build, develop and refine our students’ characters, so that they don’t only go on to become happy and successful members of our community, but one day, happy and successful members of society. All who work at the academy reinforce these virtues, lesson by lesson, day by day, week by week, helping us instil a culture of excellence that runs throughout every strand of our Academy.
Here at Highcrest, we are committed to setting high expectations for the conduct of our pupils and believe it is crucial for there to be an established culture in which all are able to excel. We want all the children who come to the academy to enjoy their learning and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society.
Our personalised curriculum is enhanced by numerous extra-curricular opportunities, community and business projects, national and international competitions and a thriving House System. This encourages staff and students of all ages to work together.
Our website will give you a brief insight into our ethos and our work. I would, however, encourage you to arrange a visit so you can see for yourself what makes The Highcrest Academy so special.
G D Burke | Principal
Click into each button above, to understand how to develop each of our virtues.
A Welcome from our Head Girl
A Welcome from our Head Boy
Our Vision & Virtues
Challenge Partner Reports
Despite receiving such a positive Ofsted report, not content to simply rest on our laurels and wait for our next inspection, we have taken it upon ourselves to invite in a former Chief Ofsted inspector to scrutinise our provision each year. You will see in his reports below that he believes we continue to move in the right direction.