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High Crags Primary Leadership Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and learn, catering for pupils aged 2-11 from the Shipley area.

In keeping with our mission of educational excellence, character development and service to communities, we believe all of our pupils should be engaged and challenged by their learning and we use a wide variety of teaching strategies, skills and up-to-date learning resources in order to achieve this. We place our pupils at the centre of every decision, enabling us to offer a personalised approach to learning and provide support with the children’s academic, social and personal development.

We ensure pupils enjoy their time at the Academy and have access to an innovative curriculum that is both relevant and purposeful. Our aim is to ensure that all of our children achieve their full potential through quality teaching, exciting learning experiences and rewarding leadership opportunities. Community cohesion is vital to us and, in order to take full advantage of the rich and diverse nature of our school’s community, we ensure that learning extends beyond the classroom and our pupils are able to participate in a wide variety of community service projects. Wherever possible, we seek to enhance learning and teaching through real, relevant and exciting events that enable the children to take full advantage of the environment they are in and all it has to offer.

We are passionate in our belief that education is also about much more than just academic achievement. Our STAR values – Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect – are ingrained in all that we do, and with the help of our dedicated staff, our high standards of pastoral care, and our desire to always better ourselves, we work together to ‘unlock the potential’ in the ‘whole child.’ We see it as our duty to prepare the next generation for their role in society.

Helen Ray