Wetherleigh Drive, Highnam, Gloucester GL2 8LW
10 reasons to choose Highnam Church of England Primary Academy
Highnam Church of England Primary Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Gloucester and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Highnam Church of England Primary Academy is a state primary school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England academy converter faith school. The school is one of the 4 members of Primary Quest Multi Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection.
Average class size
Highnam Church of England Primary Academy has one class per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Highnam Church of England Primary Academy ranks in the top 19% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 17% of schools.
The Highnam Church of England Primary Academy curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, Latin. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips in Years 4 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music.
Sport at Highnam Church of England Primary Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at Highnam Church of England Primary Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and instrument ensemble. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.50am to 3.30pm though after school clubs can extend the day.
Find another school near Highnam Church of England Primary Academy
Edward Jenner School, Senior School (3.1 miles); The King’s School, Gloucester (3.3 miles).
High School for Girls (3.8 miles); Ribston Hall High School (4.7 miles); Sir Thomas Rich’s School (5.2 miles).