Welcome to our
Virtual Open Evening
Welcome to our virtual open evening at Hazel Grove High School. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our prospective students, parents and carers. I am sorry that we are unable to physically welcome you into school this year, but I do hope that the video and other information that you will find here gives you a sense of what it means to be part of our school community.
Choosing the right school for you is an important decision and not one that should be taken lightly. Hazel Grove High School has been a popular and oversubscribed school for many years and as you may be aware, joined the successful Laurus Trust in September 2019. This partnership has enabled us to build on the strengths of the school, and to take significant steps towards achieving our ambitious vision. We are extremely proud of our school and we are excited about our journey of continuous improvement and success.
Hazel Grove High School is a safe school where learning is central to everything that we do, and where we have incredibly high expectations of behaviour and attitudes. Standards of uniform are exemplary and attendance levels are very high.
Our teachers are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject areas and the wider life of the school. Our dedicated pastoral team are vital in supporting all students to gain the most out of their time at school. We also have an exciting new house system which encourages healthy competition and creates a sense of belonging and support across all year groups.
We value high standards of academic study and strive to develop a love of learning in all of our students, but we also recognise that academic success alone is not enough, our wider co-curricular programme and opportunities beyond the classroom provide the framework for students to develop the qualities, attitudes and habits needed for their future success. If you choose to join us at Hazel Grove High School, we will do everything that we can, in partnership with you, to ensure that your child is safe and happy, while providing the very best educational opportunities.
Mr M Stewart, Head of School
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The Laurus Trust Vision
The Laurus Trust’s vision is for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.
Together with an unashamedly academic approach to education, this vision is embraced by all Trust schools and is underpinned by four key cornerstones. These are:
- Academic Aspiration – we want our students to be curious and develop a thirst for knowledge.
- Competition and Physical Endeavour – we want students to approach competition with optimism and vitality.
- Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric – alongside academic success, we passionately believe in the importance of education in its broadest sense and we ensure the fullest participation in art, music and drama.
- Leadership and Service – we place great importance on both leadership and participation and encourage students to take on roles of responsibility.
Our outstanding teachers have high expectations of all students, from our youngest reception pupils to our sixth formers, and our young people, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities or who are supported by Pupil Premium, make rapid and sustained progress. Indeed, we believe that socially disadvantaged students should receive the same education as those in the best private schools and our curriculum structure is based on students developing a core body of knowledge.
In this positive learning environment, students’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. Staff and students are unreservedly positive about both behaviour and safety.
By taking advantage of everything a Laurus school can offer our young people we aim to ensure that they can all open the door to the future of their choice.
‘The magic of this job is when you see those young adults opening up that envelope on results day. It’s seeing the results of all that hard work by the staff, the students and the parents’ – Laurus Trust CEO Linda Magrath
You must apply for a place using the local authority online form. The deadline is 31st October 2020 for a September 2021 place in Year 7. Hazel Grove High School does have a catchment area. Please visit our Admissions page for more information.
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