The Schools Co-operative Society

Haywood Academy is a proud member of The Schools Co-operative Society – the national co-ordinating body for this new and dynamic sector of state education.

Co-operative Schools place a high emphasis on schools, teachers and the community working together to provide the best environment they can for young people.

The development of young people into active global citizens is part of the core philosophy.

The Co-operative movement has operated for over 160 years across a large number of fields, from finance to farming and retail. Over the last ten years a revolution in the way schools can operate and be organised has allowed the creation of an entirely new sector of the UK Co-operative Movement.

The educational co-operative sector is now playing a major role in the school education system of the country and SCS has been created to help co-ordinate the sector.

A central feature of Co-operative Schools, in addition to our shared values, is the way we work together to support each other.

Visit The Schools Co-operative Society website to find out more


Facilities are open to the public and recreational groups as part of our connection with the local community.

  • TRANSITION INFORMATION-if you are the parent of a Year 6 student starting with us in September please find all relevant information in the ‘Parents’ section of the website and click on ‘Transition’.

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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