Complimentary free jacket to all of our Year 7 starters this September. Uniform available from the National Schoolwear Centre in Hanley.

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to Haywood Academy

We are one of the highest performing schools in the West Midlands and a national top performing non-selective secondary school.  We have a simple mission – to help give your child the best start in life.

I am very proud to say that in 2015 we are the only school in the country to win two national awards from the Department for Education – the regional pupil premium award and the regional character education award.  This really does show that your child could go to no better school in the West Midlands to get an outstanding education.

In 2014 Ofsted judged the Academy to be ‘Good’ in every category, in a far tougher inspection framework than schools have been judged against before.  We have now improved further in every area and we are school that constantly wants to give our students the best in education.

The Academy’s GCSE results are amongst the best of all secondary schools in the country, above the national average for student progress in many areas and we have been consistent in these outcomes over the last three years. So, as a parent you can feel assured that we will give your child the best possible start in their educational life.

From next year, student outcomes at GCSE level will be measured by ‘Progress 8’ which will offer parents a value on how much progress a school has made with a student over 5 years.  If we used this measure in our 2015 GCSE results it would show that Haywood Academy is a ‘significant positive’ (+0.58) school….by definition one of the highest performing schools in the country.

Our sixth form has opened this year in a £2.1 million refurbished old town hall in the centre of Burslem, sponsored by our Business Class Partners, Steelite International.  Following this we have been successful in a £750,000 bid to open a start of the art floodlit international standard astro turf pitch on our playing field, which should be complete by April 2016. The facilities at Haywood are truly world class and continuing to improve all the time so that your child has the best possible opportunities.

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’, which provides a traditional ‘Grammar School’ experience 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


City Learning Trust

Haywood Sixth Form Academy


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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.


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


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

    Jordan Williamson, Trinity College, Oxford