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Principal's welcome

Principal's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to Harpfield Primary Academy.   We are part of a group of schools under the direction of the Creative Academy Trust.

I believe we have amazing and talented children who recognise the value of a school where expectations are high and effort and achievement are valued attributes.  Staff, parents and governors all work extremely hard together to ensure that our children achieve ambitious outcomes.   I hope that this website will give you a flavour of the exciting learning opportunities that take place at our school during the school day and beyond.

We actively promote UNICEF’s ‘Rights of the Child’ at Harpfield and children learn about rights and responsibilities. This philosophy is embedded in all aspects of the school. In 2012 we achieved Level 1 RRSA award and are now working towards our Level 2. The approach has been very powerful and children refer to their rights and responsibilities and understand that they go hand in hand with each other. All of which contributes to the harmonious atmosphere across the school.

Harpfield Primary Academy believes that every child can achieve ambitious outcomes. We involve the children in designing and planning their curriculum, setting themselves challenging targets and discussing ways in which they want to learn.   This approach to learning may not be unique but it is recognised as having a powerful influence on children’s attitudes to learning.

We pride ourselves that there is an extensive range of enrichment activities on offer beyond the school day across the Key Stages.  We work closely with the Children’s University, they validate our out-of-school activities, and credits are gained for attendance throughout each term.  Children work towards gaining degree awards and post-graduate certificates and graduation ceremonies take place twice a year.

Our standing in the local community, our partner schools in our Trust and within Stoke on Trent is very high.  Our aim is to ensure Harpfield Primary Academy is recognised for providing an outstanding education for its young people nationally as well as locally.