I am proud to extend you a warm welcome to Hanham Woods Academy on behalf of the whole school community.

I took up the role of Principal in April 2016 and was immediately impressed by the fantastic staff and students at the academy.
Our overarching aim is to provide the best possible education so that all young people who pass through Hanham Woods Academy are challenged and supported to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

We are an 11-16 academy which serves the community of Hanham and surrounding areas. We continue to work closely with parents and carers to ensure that our students and their families have the highest aspirations for themselves – relationships are at the heart of Hanham Woods Academy and its community, and these are built on trust, honesty and respect!

In 2014 we joined the Cabot Learning Federation. Their values and vision of working collaboratively to improve the life chances of young people directly align with the academies.
The academic results of Hanham Woods Academy have improved over the last 4 years and being part of the Cabot Learning Federation will not just maintain but enhance this improvement further.

We believe that high achievement stems from high expectations. We set the highest possible expectations of both staff and students. Staff are well qualified, focused and strive to get the best out of all our young people. Students are enthusiastic, empathetic and work hard to achieve the successes they do. They genuinely enjoy their time at school! We treat all our young people as individuals and celebrate difference.

Students leave us to join an ever changing world and we have to make sure they are prepared for all challenges. Academic qualifications are crucial but we also develop the whole person.
We pride ourselves on producing successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens who will contribute positively to society.
The balance of academic and personal development has been achieved through a relentless focus on teaching and learning within the classroom and an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities which provide enrichment opportunities.

If you are considering joining Hanham Woods either as a student, parent or as a member of staff you do so at an exciting time and I urge you to contact us and book a visit. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Steve Kneller