The Halifax Academy is a 4 to 16 through academy, which is highly regarded within our local community and consistently oversubscribed. Our vision is to be an academy ‘where hearts and minds connect’ and our values of Heart, Mind and Communication underpin all that we do.
We are passionate about working in partnership with other schools and organisations to improve the life chances and social mobility of young people. We are the founding member of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust and a strategic partner with Teamworks Teaching School Alliance. We also have good links with both feeder primary and post 16 provision to ensure continuity of support and positive, smooth transitions for students at the academy.
We have a strong family ethos and sense of belonging, which can be attributed to living out our values and the well-established house system. The system is a key element of academy improvement, particularly with regards to personal development, behaviour and attendance. Our focus on achievement is relentless and our Progress Leaders work closely with our faculties to ensure that students understand what they need to do to continually improve their learning.
Our curriculum is broad and balanced, giving our students opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills through a variety of subjects and experiences. Enrichment is an important feature of academy life. Regular themed enrichment days help students get to grips with issues such as the Prevent agenda. These days also provide time for students to experience, discuss and reflect on topics such as healthy living and career planning in greater depth.
Our teaching staff are equally as important to us as our students and we are proud to have maintained Investors in People Gold standard since 2012. We believe that our ethos and values help us to attract and retain excellent staff. Our strategies to improve teaching, learning and leadership are both innovative and developmental, using coaching, research and evidence based enquiry to ensure we are continuously improving our practice. The investment in our people ensures that our practice delivers rapid and sustained progress for our students.