Outstanding Pastoral Care At Hazelwood, we believe your child is special and unique. We aim to discover and maximise his or her talents and strengths.
NACE Challenge Award Hazelwood is the only school in the area to have been given this very prestigious award. It recognises the quality of our curriculum provision for our more able, gifted and talented pupils.
Small Class Sizes Class sizes never go above 20 children per classroom. Significant advantages are gained when the teacher:pupil ratio is at this level.
Broad and Innovative Curriculum In addition to satisfying the requirements of the National Curriculum, Hazelwood offers many more opportunities to learn and explore.Using the best of resources, we combine the latest teaching techniques with our traditional work ethic. We have recently introduced Philosophy for Children and Forest Skills into the timetable.
Highest Quality Teaching Your child will be taught throughout his or her time at Hazelwood, from Oak to Year 8, by qualified, experienced teachers, resulting in more effective learning and retention. From Year 6, all subjects are taught by advanced skills specialists
Superb Facilities We offer not only modern, well equipped classrooms but science and technology labs, a theatre, sound proofed individual music rooms, a dance studio, an indoor swimming pool, an art studio with a kiln, all weather tennis and netball courts, a sports hall and extensive playing fields. In June 2014 we opened our amazing classroom in the trees followed two years later by the magnificent Baily Building with its 450 seat auditorium..
Trips and Travel In order to expand and enrich learning, children are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide range of experiences beyond the classroom. We offer a residential trip from Year 3 and even the Year 2 children enjoy their annual Dinosnore sleepover.
Use of Technology With computers in all classrooms and a spacious, state of the art ICT suite, Hazelwood makes the most of these powerful tools to strengthen and improve academic skills. Interactive white boards also enhance learning in the classroom. From January 2014 ipads were also introduced with the Upper School children being given a one-too-one device for their exclusive use at home and at school. There is also a pod of ipads for other year groups to use in their classrooms.
Close Monitoring of your Child's Progress Half term assessments of effort and attainment as well as comprehensive reports at the end of each year help us to determine how your child is progressing. All our teachers are available to discuss your child with you at any time during the term.
Results As our success record in securing scholarships and places at senior schools shows, Hazelwood enjoys a reputation for meeting consistently high standards not only academically but in music, drama, art, design technology and sport.