Executive Principal's Welcome

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 special school with an innovative 21st century curriculum and inspiring learning environments. Our school provides an extremely ambitious and fantastic environment for students, with excellent outdoor learning opportunities.

We believe that an outstanding education develops our students academically, socially and morally, giving them the skills to be successful in whatever they do once they have left us.

We feel it is important for our young people to develop 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 principles.
To achieve this, our students aspire to display the following 5 values in all they do:

  • 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 so we aim to work together with parents, carers, governors, agencies and the local community to support our young people; enabling them to develop and grow within this community and in building together a real sense of identity within The Harlow Academy as part of the Evolve Trust.

As an Academy that caters for young people with a range of special needs, we work on a daily basis to turn ‘I cant’s into I cans’ and as the Executive Principal of the Harlow Academy, I am proud to recommend it to you.

We recognise the equal value of each individual young person and we aim to provide the best possible opportunities for your child. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Dr Donna ChambersExecutive Principal for the Evolve Trust