Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to The Halley Academy. Our role here at The Halley is to inspire students and staff to learn and achieve more than they ever thought possible. Our core values: respect, achievement, collaboration, integrity and resilience permeate every aspect of the academy. The culture of our academy affects the character of students and staff alike, which in turn shapes the culture of our society. We develop globally minded young people who can lead fulfilled lives with direction and purpose, and who thrive in an ever changing world.

John Dixon | Principal

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Watch two of our students discuss their curriculum.


The school has the distinction of being Britain’s first purpose-built comprehensive school. Opened to international acclaim in 1954, its architecture reflected the British feeling of recovery and optimism in the aftermath of World War II…

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