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Hucknall Flying High Academy

Hucknall Flying High Academy

‘make every day count’



Chris Wheatley - CEO - Flying High Trust

Hear from our CEO explaining what makes our Flying High Trust different.

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Welcome to Hucknall Flying High Academy. We are delighted to be able to share with you our vision and values to help you get a true flavour of our school. We are confident that you will find us a welcoming school – one where your child will flourish and realise their potential, whatever that potential might be. We value getting to know all our children. This means we have a better idea of what motivates them and what success should look like for them.


We are committed to providing our children with the very best opportunities and experiences, and we are proud of the relationships that we have with our children, parents and the community. In partnership, we want to provide an outstanding education for the children at Hucknall FHA, to ensure they are well equipped to be confident individuals, lifelong learners and good citizens.


At Hucknall FHA we believe that all pupils have the ability to achieve wonderful things. Our aim is to ensure that our children are happy and enjoy their time at school. This is achieved by providing an environment where children feel safe to explore the new challenges and learning opportunities they encounter. 


All our staff are passionate about making children happy, developing their confidence and inspiring them to be successful. This passion ensures that Hucknall FHA is a vibrant and creative place to be. We aim to help develop creative children who are inspired learners, are considerate citizens, are independent thinkers, have curious and enquiring minds and are caring friends.  


We care about every child in our school. Through our strong commitment to pastoral care we strive to ensure that we provide outstanding support for all of our pupils and families. Hucknall FHA prides itself on supporting all children, regardless of their background or additional circumstances. We believe that a child’s potential should not be limited or pre-determined.


Our school also offers a fantastic wraparound care to support those families requiring provision before and/or after school.



Flying High Partnership


The Flying High Trust is a partnership of schools across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. Schools work together to ensure we are relentless in ensuring our children receive the best possible opportunities and experiences. This is achieved through a true collaboration where all decisions centre on children and schools are empowered to adopt best practice, adapt it within the context of each school and fly!



We aim for our schools to be the best in the universe! 


By the end of their primary education we aim for all of our children to be ready for secondary school and be inspired to be the best they can be through our seven values. The values are fundamental to everything the Trust represents; they run through all elements of school improvement and are understood and owned by all members of the school community. Schools with their own clear USP linked to their values blend together the Trust values with those held so dear within each individual school. 


As a Trust Partnership our expectation is that all schools: 


  • Demonstrate a restlessness to continually improve, to never stand still, with the ultimate aim of providing the best opportunities and experiences for our children. 

  • Strive to ensure every child fulfils their potential regardless of potential barriers to learning. 

  • Commit to become an outstanding, self-improving school and to support the profession and 

  • development of all schools within the partnership. 

  • Commit to a school-led system. 

  • Commit to the values, principles, policies and procedures of the Trust. 

  • To ultimately strive to be the best school in the Universe. 


In our schools you will see we work together to: 


  • Ensure schools feel connected to the Trust whilst maintaining their unique qualities, character and relationship with their community. 

  • Ensure high quality teaching and learning. 

  • Engage with our families and wider communities to raise aspiration for all. 

  • Develop the whole child and create inquisitive learners. 

  • Enable all children to be confident, building on strengths and improving in areas of need. 

  • Enable children to understand the part they play in the world in the future - as a positive citizen and a driver of business and enterprise. 

  • Support the development of all staff to be the best they can be and to realise their career potential. 


Applying for a Place


Nursery Places: Children can join Nursery at the beginning of the term after their 3rd birthday, however, if there are spaces available, it may be possible  for children to join prior to this.


Once you have decided that you would like your child to attend our Nursery you will be asked to complete a registration form giving us yours and your child’s details. This is so that we can contact you regarding your child’s place and keep you up to date with transition dates closer to the time. It is vital that you inform us of any change of details. On this form there is also an opportunity for you to inform us of any Special Educational Needs or Medical Conditions that your child may have. The reason that we ask for this information is so that we can ensure that we contact any other relevant services to support us with your child’s transition.


School Places: In the Autumn term before your child is eligible to start school full time, you should apply for a school place through the online process with Nottinghamshire County Council:




If you cannot use the online form, please telephone: 0300 500 8080 to make your application.


Applications open on the 9th November and close on the 15th January 2021.  You will be notified of the result of your application on the 16th April 2021.


Places are allocated according to our Admissions Criteria which is published here on the school website.  If you are unsuccessful in your application, there is an appeals process.  Please contact the School Office for further details.


Special Circumstances


Special consideration may be given to applications that are supported by written evidence from a doctor, social worker or other relevant professional giving reasons why the school is ‘the only school’ which could cater for the child’s particular needs. This might include medical needs, mobility support needs, special educational needs or other social circumstances. The evidence must be presented at the time of application.


The appropriate designated officers will consider written evidence provided to decide whether the application may be processed as special circumstances. Admission under special circumstances will have priority over all but the first numbered criterion.


Admissions to year groups other than the intake year


Applications for admission to other year groups will normally be considered in relation to the published admission limit (30 pupils at Hucknall Flying High Academy).  If places are available within the year group, applications will be considered in accordance with the  Admission Criteria.  If places are available, the child will normally be admitted to the school.


Further guidance on the way in which applications are dealt with including:


•           Preferences for more than one school

•           Late applications

•           The way waiting lists are maintained and used


Guidance on all these processes can be found in Nottinghamshire County Council’s booklet.


Contact for Admissions


Please contact the admissions team on 0300 500 80 80

Planned Admission number 2021/2022: 30

Current Number on Roll: 154 (including Nursery)

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