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Head's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Horbury Academy’s website.

Horbury Academy is a mixed, 11-16 comprehensive, situated on the outskirts of Wakefield. We were judged as Good by Ofsted in January 2016 and have become part of the Accord multi-academy trust with Ossett Academy from September 2016. 

We are immensely proud of our Academy and our students. Students at Horbury Academy continue to excel academically. In 2016, 69% of Year 11 achieved a grade C or higher In English and maths and our Progress 8 score is positive. These excellent examination results reflect the high quality teaching and learning that takes place here.

Examination results are, however, only part of our story. We believe that all students are entitled to experience the full breadth of education and this is reflected through our curriculum model that encourages learners to study at least two sciences, a modern foreign language, humanities and the arts as well providing an opportunity for more vocational subjects such as media or ICT. We have high aspirations for all students and support learners through our dedicated ICAN Centres.

We believe that all students are entitled to experience the full breadth of education, experiencing a balanced curriculum that promotes preparedness for, and an appreciation of life in modern Britain.

We believe that all students are entitled to experience the full breadth of education.

We are keen that students develop creative, caring and inquisitive minds and strive to achieve the very best; becoming life-long learners. With this in mind we are proud of our sporting, performing and creative arts traditions. All Academy students have the opportunity to travel abroad – be it as part of our Year 7 visit, or as they get older, to countries such as Austria, Italy, Germany and America. We see learning outside the classroom as a key tool to broadening horizons and developing confidence.

We are extremely lucky to benefit from exceptional facilities – a bright, modern building that allows all students regardless of physical needs to access learning.

Our Academy is an active part of the community. We have a strong commitment to seeking and valuing the views of parents and carers who automatically become members of our Academy and Parents’ Association, which shares in Horbury’s development. I believe we can further develop the work of the Academy together, as a beacon of excellence for students at the very heart of its community.

Visitors to the Academy comment on our warm, calm and friendly atmosphere. I hope this website allows you to glimpse a part of this and inspires you to visit us. I look forward to welcoming you.

Miriam Oakley