We offer specialist English and Maths teaching and tailored homework to prepare pupils for a variety of different senior school tests. We use online software to prepare pupils for their ISEB pre-tests.

Academic Rigour 

Staff take pride in their own subjects and carefully differentiate all lessons to support and stretch pupils according to their needs. We are accredited by NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) for the quality of our differentiation and provision for stretching pupils. 


Comprehensive Learning & Support

Despite being a non-selective school, all year groups at Hazelwood are working ahead of expectations for their age in English, Maths and Science and we have impressive predictors of GCSE success based on the MidYIS assessments completed in Year 7.

Our Learning Support Department is also on hand to monitor any emerging needs or difficulties pupils might have in their learning. 


Rich Opportunities

Our academic rigour is the foundation and fuel for children to become creative with their learning. Beyond core lessons, their Humanities, Science, DT, Games, Creative Arts, Performing Arts and BOX lessons give pupils the opportunity to develop skills across a range of disciplines and apply their learning in different, creative ways to develop them into deep thinkers, questioners, analysers and problem solvers. 

Future-Ready Individuals

We provide pupils with an exceptional education which enables them to flourish, grow and mature into future-ready, confident individuals:

  • Dynamic and rigorous content across subjects, with adaptable pupil assessment techniques based on the individual’s needs.
  • Teaching staff are deeply committed to their subjects and teach with passion to inspire curiosity and deeper learning.
  • Small class sizes enable pupils to benefit from the individual attention of staff who know them well.
  • Identify and nurture pupils’ passions and interests so they are far more likely to thrive.


We’ve experienced first-hand how each of our children is stretched academically, according to their own ability and according to their secondary school aspirations.


I achieved two 9’s in my English GCSEs and don’t think I would have achieved this without all your help and support whilst I was at Hazelwood. Thank you very much.

Former Year 8 Pupil