Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

‘To provide a high quality educational community which offers life changing opportunities in a safe, creative and exciting environment. All are valued and inspired to flourish and grow as individuals, leaving us believing the sky is the limit!’

In order to ensure that our mission is realised, all of our academies are governed by a firm set of non-negotiable standards, which all staff are held accountable to.


Haltwhistle Academy has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday life situations.

Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders.  Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.

Haltwhistle Academy operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.


Haltwhistle Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision.  Further details can be found here .

We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.

Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here

Admissions Arrangements

The admissions to this school are managed by Northumberland County Council.

The LA’s admissions policy and arrangements for appling for a place at the school either for your child to start at the beginning of their recepetion class or at any other time are detailed on the county’s admissions website which is accessed by clicking the link below.

Northumberland County Council’s Admissions 

If you have any problems or we can help in any other way, please call into school. 

Our  school specific admissions policy can be found here.

Our nursery admissions form and policy can be found here.

Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium Spend Statement 18-19 is available here you can see how we have spent last years pupil premium allocation


PE and Sport Premium

A link to how the school spends its Funding is available here


Our Curriculum

Please click here to view our curriculum overview 

DFE School Performance Tables and Ofsted Reports

The Government, via the Department for Education and Ofsted, publishes a range of information online. These are linked below.

School Performance Table

Haltwhistle Academy is part of the Wise Academies family of schools.  The Trust has an excellent reputation both locally and nationally and is dedicated to getting the best possible outcomes, ensuring that every pupil achieves their full potential within a rich learning environment.  Our results are positive and improving and we expect our first Ofsted inspection during the 2020-2021 academic year.

School Policies

WISE Policies

School Specific