• Welcome to the new High Crags Academy website ...

High Crags Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and learn, catering for pupils from the Shipley area. We are a newly converted academy, with pupils from 2 – 11 years old. The academy is a popular choice with families in the local area and is at capacity in almost all year groups.

At High Crags we believe that all of our pupils should be engaged and challenged in their learning and use a wide variety of teaching strategies, skills and up-to-date learning resources in order to achieve this.  We place the child at the centre of every decision enabling us to cater for all pupils, offering a personalised approach to learning and providing support in academic, social and physical areas.

We ensure that pupils enjoy their time in our academy and access an innovative curriculum that is both relevant and purposeful for them because our aim is to ensure that all of our children achieve their full potential through quality first teaching and exciting learning experiences. 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 our innovative approach to learning includes opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom. 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.

As an academy we are passionate in our belief that education is also about much more than just academic achievement.  Thanks to our strong links with the local community and the Local Authority, our dedicated staff, our embedded pastoral care systems and our desire to always better ourselves, we work together to ‘unlock the potential’ in the ‘whole child’ and we see it as our duty to prepare the next generation for their role in society.

As a newly converted academy we are really excited about working alongside Wakefield City Academies Trust to develop and support the school, enabling us to succeed on our journey to good and beyond.