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Head Teacher Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Harborne Academy. I hope our website will prove to be both informative and helpful, as your child progresses with us.

Harborne Academy is committed to academic excellence, our staff place the learner at the heart of everything we do and develop them to achieve their dreams. We are an educational community that is calm, safe, welcoming, inclusive and in which diversity is celebrated. Students and staff at the Academy strive together for excellence, always looking to improve on their personal bests. Teaching at the Academy is progressive, inspirational and dynamic, encouraging creativity, innovation and problem solving, preparing our learners academically, and for future social and economic demands.

Fostering a successful partnership between home and school helps learners to achieve their best. As parents or guardians we look forward to an enjoyable and fulfilling relationship with you in the coming years as we work closely together in pursuit of this goal.  We trust that parents or guardians will engage fully with all aspects of Academy life and we welcome your comments and feedback. You do not need to wait until a parents’ evening as our doors are always open.

In our last report, Ofsted stated: “Pupils are overwhelmingly proud of their school”. While youngsters at the Academy added: “I love Harborne Academy. It is a school that allows you to learn in a fun, but educational way”.  Another said: “New experiences, new opportunities – it’s all at Harborne Academy”.

We have high expectations of all, and we trust that the years your children spend at Harborne Academy will be happy, successful and memorable, and that they will leave us confident of making a difference in this world. We have a passion for learning and we want everyone to achieve their true potential and we place our ethos at the heart of what we do, ‘exceptional provision for exceptional learners’. All Academy visitors are overwhelmed by seeing great teaching and learning in all lessons!

Mrs J Elbaz
Head Teacher



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