Principal's Welcome

At The Evolve Trust, our vision is to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life.

The Harlow Academy, which is part of the Evolve Trust is an amazing, oversubscribed special school in Nottinghamshire with an innovative 21st century curriculum and inspiring, immersive learning environments. Our school provides an extremely ambitious and exciting environment for students, with excellent learning opportunities both indoors and outside.

We believe that an outstanding education develops our young people academically, socially and morally, providing them with the skills needed to be successful in whatever they choose to do once they progress beyond our academy.

Furthermore, we feel it is crucial for the wider development of our young people that they be provided with high-quality experiences outside of the classroom and we offer a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities to help prepare our students for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

As a ‘Values’ driven Multi Academy Trust, everything we do is centred around these core principles and our fundamental beliefs. To support in the pursuit of our vision, our young people aspire to display the following 5 core values every day, in all of their activities:

  • Ambition: Fulfil your potential
  • Integrity: Be honest & trustworthy
  • Inclusivity: Respect for everyone
  • Endeavour: Always work hard
  • Resilience: Never give up

We believe that education represents a major stage in the life of each young person and we aim to work effectively together with parents, carers, governors, agencies and the local community to support our young people; enabling them to develop and grow within our community and to build a real sense of identity within The Harlow Academy as part of the Evolve Trust.

At Harlow Academy, we cater for young people with a range of profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and recognise the equal value of each individual young person. Furthermore, we work tirelessly on a daily basis to provide the highest quality, enriching learning experiences for our young people.

As the Principal of the Harlow Academy, I am proud to recommend it to you unreservedly and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Mr Neil DaviesPrincipal for the Evolve Trust