Values & Ethos

Haywood Academy is a trusted and well respected school that is consistently over-subscribed – a testament to our success!

We are a member of The Schools Co-operative Society, and as such are a community academy, governed by local people for the benefit of young people in the local community.

As a co-operative Academy we are guided by the values of social responsibility, equity, equality, solidarity, democracy, openness, honesty and caring for others. When you visit our Academy you will see these values shining through.

At Haywood you become part of a family, not just a school, in which everyone is valued as an individual and is also expected to make a worthwhile contribution to the family.

Our Academy motto is ‘Inspiring Creativity and Achievement’. We aim to raise aspirations, expectations and achievement for all our students in a happy, caring and successful learning environment.

Our mission is to develop highly qualified and skilled young adults who achieve to the best of their ability, who are active citizens and who are fully committed to supporting both their local and the global community.

A School for the 21st Century

We are recognised for high quality education, however, we always have an eye on the future and have added a state of the art ‘4D’ teaching and learning cinema to our outstanding facilities.

These rival any school in the country and include a brand new sports hall and dance studio, state of the art music and art rooms,  industry standard ICT across the school, a new technology block incorporating 3D printing facilities and a suite of Science laboratories with outstanding experimentation space.

Working closely with local primary and secondary schools and businesses, we are developing more and more links with the aim of broadening the opportunities for our students in the future world of work and higher education.

A wide range of GCSE courses are available and creative timetabling allows students to work without interruption. As the biggest single school in the City of Stoke-On-Trent with a £6 million budget to match, we put this to good use supporting student progress.


  • The Academy closes to students at 12.30 pm on Friday 17th December and reopens on Wednesday 5th January 2022. Wishing all of our students and their families a lovely festive holiday.

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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