HAYWOOD ACADEMY WINS PRESTIGIOUS ‘CHARACTER AWARD’. The DfE has announced that Haywood Academy is only 1 of 27 schools in the country to receive this award. The DfE says that teachers at Haywood Academy are committed to supporting character building activities and closely monitor student’s commitment to progress.

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The Induction Day for Year 6 students takes place on Thursday 9th July. Letters will be sent to parents with further details.

A message from the Headteacher


A warm welcome to Haywood Academy, one of the highest performing schools in the West Midlands and the top performing non-selective secondary school in Stoke-on-Trent.  We have a simple mission – to help give your child the best start in life.

We are committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning to raise academic standards, and believe school is a place where students should be happy within, feel valued as individuals and enjoy their work.

It has been another extremely successful year for students of the Academy.  Our GCSE results are some of the best of any secondary school in the country, above the national average, with student progress classed as ‘outstanding’ in many areas, including English and Maths.

63% of our students achieved 5 A*-C (including English and Mathematics)

97% of our students achieved 5 A*-G

84% of our students achieved the expected levels of progress in English

70% of our students achieved A*-C in English

70% of our students achieved the expected levels of progress in Mathematics

72% of our students achieved A*-C in Mathematics

Our sixth form will open this year in a new purpose built building and in the refurbished old town hall in the centre of Burslem, sponsored by our Business Class Partners, Steelite International.

We also have a unique partnership with 4 of the top universities in England; Cambridge, Oxford, Keele and Staffordshire to help us deliver our ‘Excellence Academy’ from Year 7, aimed at getting students ready for a top university place in the future.

We value the trust and respect that the local community have in our approach and seek to provide outstanding opportunities for all our students so that their aspirations have no limits.

Mr C. Ward
Executive Headteacher

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  • Strong and trusting relationships consistently create a calm and purposeful working atmosphere.


  • Students have access to a wide range of exciting resources and learn specific skills through well-paced and sequenced activities.

    Ofsted February 2012

  • Behaviour around the school is consistently orderly and students are polite and helpful.

    Ofsted February 2012

  • Without a doubt, my time at Haywood firmly placed me on the path to Oxford.

    Jordan Williamson, Trinity College, Oxford