The Highcrest Academy

Our Welcome

Message From The Principal

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 every student makes outstanding progress and succeeds 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.

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

Glen Burke       

A Welcome from our Head Girl

 I am honoured to be a student at The Highcrest Academy. The school presents a safe and inclusive environment for all their learners on a daily basis. We feel humble and privileged to have the opportunity to learn, thrive and gain unquantifiable support and encouragement from teachers who are qualified and skilled in their respective fields, inspiring us daily to embrace our curiosity and discover new passions. The pastoral care is astonishing; respecting and valuing the students' view and opinions. The academy promotes equality and diversity irrespective of any backgrounds or abilities, encouraging everyone to embrace their differences by celebrating the individual learners' strengths through the celebration of stars of the week, honourable mentions, a Celebration of Excellence and many more, while also implementing individualised support to help improve areas of development. The school motivates us to participate in things both inside and outside of the classroom, including the immense range of extra-curricular clubs (before and after school) available, challenging us to take risks, think tactically and critically, enabling us to be driven, confident and independent young people when we enter the world. As well as this, the House system brings all of us together, encouraging us to be competitive and allowing Sixth Form students the chance to be positive role models to the rest of the school. The Highcrest Academy is a remarkable place to learn, which has played a significant role in shaping me as the ambitious, responsible and creative young woman I am today. All the school asks for is your determination to be successful.

“The Highcrest Academy

is a remarkable place to learn, which has played a significant role in shaping me as the ambitious, responsible and creative young woman I am today."

A Welcome from our Head Boy


 "There is something for everyone at Highcrest."

Being a student of The Highcrest Academy is an incredible gateway for the adult life with its focus on building essential life skills as well as strong independence preparing us for a successful future. The environment at Highcrest is friendly and comforting allowing students to develop socially and truly become themselves building unique characters. There is full support from teachers and peers for students to reach their potential academically as well as personally. The numerous extracurricular opportunities for pupils such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and multiple school trips adds to the character building and creates amazing experiences students are bound to never forget. There is something for everyone at Highcrest with multiple clubs held every day assuring that pupils develop hobbies and passions. I am honoured to be the Head Boy of The Highcrest Academy as it is a tremendous school, truly focussing on ensuring students have great aspirations and building their way to achieve them.


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