Headteacher's Welcome

Dear Parents and Visitors,

On behalf of the Governors, the staff, the pupils and myself it gives me great pleasure, as Headteacher, to welcome you to the South Hylton Primary Academy website. 

The school website is a very important tool in celebrating the amazing activities that take place at South Hylton Primary Academy.  It is also a vital tool in communicating with parents, carers and visitors as well as providing information about the various policies, practice and procedures in our school. Our new website has been designed to give you a taste of our school as well as providing regular updated information for parents but to find out more please contact the school. 

We are all extremely proud of our inclusive school and committed to providing the very best possible education for all of our children. We know that South Hylton Primary Academy is a school where children feel safe within a happy, stimulating and attractive environment in which each child is encouraged to enjoy learning and develop a lively and enquiring mind. We are a school in which high expectations and aspirations permeate all aspects of a child’s life, as we nurture every child to reach their full true potential throughout their school life. 

When any visitor walks round school they comment on happy children engaged in their learning in a calm, friendly and fun environment. We take great pride in the fact that we have a happy and inclusive school in which the children’s voice is clearly heard in an atmosphere that encourages respect for all and respect for the environment. 

Every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of our children. In this way, children lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to working with you and your child so that South Hylton Primary Academy can continue to be the very special place that it is today. Parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education as we believe that our children learn best when members of staff and parents work in partnership – so we look forward to working closely with you in the years to come.

I feel privileged to lead a team of hard-working, professional, talented and committed staff who provide well planned and carefully tailored lessons and activities during and beyond the school day.  A wide ranging curriculum enrichment programme is delivered by our teaching and support staff to enhance all aspects of children's learning. This provision is simply second to none!

We are also lucky to have a supportive and hard working group of governors who are actively involved in different areas of our school life and learning.  Governors and staff work together to provide our children with the very best learning opportunities. 

With all of this said, the best way to full appreciate what we have to offer and understand our school fully is by spending some time with us. Please do not hesitate in contacting me and I will gladly share with you the school I am most proud to be the headteacher.


Kind regards,

Julie Cort