Haggerston School is a high achieving, thriving school which prides itself on academic rigour and high expectations for every child. Fostering students’ creativity and character is at the core of our school culture with a strong emphasis on Arts education and sport alongside a broad, academic curriculum. Our examination results are excellent but our students leave with more than a set of qualifications; we teach students to become articulate, strong and confident individuals. We teach them to value knowledge and education and to understand how to use it to better themselves, their community and society as a whole.
I hope that this prospectus will give you a flavour of the rich opportunities available to students at Haggerston School. We respect the diversity of all our students and understand that by nurturing their individual talents and abilities, we can enable every child to realise their potential.
I am very privileged to be the next Headteacher of Haggerston School. I hope you will visit the school to see our dedicated students in action, meet our talented staff and find out more about what we have to offer.
We are fortunate to have excellent facilities and teaching spaces in a beautiful Grade II listed building designed originally by Erno Goldfinger, of which our drama, art, sports and technology spaces are exceptional. We are also fortunate to enjoy many benefits of being so close to the centre of London, including partnerships with large and small businesses and with London’s universities.
What makes Haggerston unique? Two aspects stand out: our standards in the creative arts are simply outstanding, and these subjects are crucial to our curriculum, and to the stimulation and nurturing of young people’s creative thinking skills – which they need as individuals, and we need as society; our inclusive practice means that all students learn very well and make excellent progress no matter what their starting points.
Ms Ciara Emmerson – Headteacher