The High School Leckhampton The High School Leckhampton

Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome from The Headteacher


I am absolutely delighted to hold the privileged position as the inaugural Headteacher of The High School Leckhampton. Over the coming months our school, which has been in development over many years, will literally take shape and I am very much looking forward to working with The Balcarras Trust, parents and pupils of the founding cohort to build a ‘Flagship school at the heart of its community.’ My ambition is to establish an exceptional school from the very first day.

Our school will be driven by a determination to secure the best educational outcomes for all our pupils, its unrelenting focus on teaching and learning and its commitment to continuous improvement. We will foster a culture of high expectations and academic excellence, where all pupils are inspired to become curious, confident, socially attuned, independent thinkers who go on to be happy and successful in 21st century society. We want our pupils to excel academically but also to expand their horizons and we are absolutely committed to providing them with a great many enriching opportunities outside of the classroom. In doing so, we will be recruiting, retaining, motivating and developing the very best teachers so that school is enjoyable and lessons impactful. People make a school, so recruiting staff who share our high expectations, going the extra mile for our pupils, is at the top of my priorities.

Schools are wonderful places, they spring into life each morning with a tremendous amount of energy and I hope that the pupils at The High School Leckhampton will feel eager to come to school, to participate, and that they will be inspired by their expert teachers, their interesting curriculum, and the variety of enriching opportunities provided for them. Our pupils will have access to wonderful facilities at our superb location at Farm Lane.

I hope that you share our vision and aspirations for The High School Leckhampton. I am very much looking forward to working with The Balcarras Trust and the local community to shape our plans and create a wonderful school.

Helen Wood
Headteacher The High School Leckhampton