At its simplest, our mission statement as a school remains the same each year and that is to work to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students thereby ensuring the best life chances for everybody in our care.
This is underpinned by a belief that ‘an education’ is more than just a set of qualifications but is an experience which allows young people to enhance their natural talents, gifts and abilities. We strive to ensure that all our students are supported to be the articulate, tolerant, resilient and caring young people who will go into the world beyond Haybridge as lifelong learners capable of achieving great things and making a difference.
We work to provide all of our students with a bespoke learning experience which includes access to the broadest and most engaging and appropriate curriculum possible, outstanding teaching at all key stages and a motivating and energetic learning environment underpinned by an atmosphere of mutual respect and exciting extra-curricular opportunities.
We are very proud that in our last inspection report Haybridge was described as being ‘a very successful mix of innovation and traditional values, personalisation and collaboration, open enjoyment and high achievement’ and are committed to exploring the best that a 21st Century education can offer whilst remaining firmly committed to our traditions and values.
We are very proud of our reputation built up over many years for supporting students of all abilities to achieve excellent results at both GCSE and A level which enables them to move on to the best in higher education, training and employment. In 2017 Haybridge received a Certificate of Outstanding Progress for A level performance in the top 25% and in 2018 the school’s progress score of +0.73 placed us in the top 3% of schools nationally for progress at GCSE.
Similarly high standards of effort, talent and performance are nurtured in the extra-curricular life of the school be it on the sports field, in music or in the many other opportunities for participation outside of lessons which include the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Mathematics and Science Challenge Award programmes and whole school Drama productions.
We aspire to be world class; in both our delivery and outcomes and benchmark ourselves against the best educational practice both nationally and internationally. Since 2011 we have used our conversion to Academy status and our designation as a National Support School and one of the first one hundred Teaching Schools in the country to support this aspiration. In my role as a National Leader in Education I work with other colleagues in the Haybridge Teaching School to support schools in challenging circumstances. Most recently we have become a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) and annually train in excess of fifty new teachers to join the profession. In the autumn of 2018 we established a Multi Academy Trust known as The Four Stones MAT with King Charles I School In Kidderminster.
We look for the most outstanding opportunities for our students to engage with and are tenacious in committing to developmental work which will enhance the learning experience and ensure that Haybridge remains at the cutting edge of both innovative and collaborative practice.
Haybridge is a school about individuals and it is our vision that everybody feels that they have a voice which can be heard within the school and a personalised experience which enables them to succeed both personally and academically.