Headteacher Designate
Mrs Kirstie Robinson

Mrs Kirstie Robinson has been appointed as Headteacher Designate of Higham Lane North Academy and will take up the post in January 2025.

Mrs Robinson is currently Deputy Headteacher at Higham Lane School, the lead school upon which Higham Lane North Academy will be modelled and where she is responsible for the curriculum and for delivering progress and attainment. Her achievements include attaining the school’s highest-ever progress score in 2023, meaning that the school achieved within the top 6% of all state-funded schools in the country. 

During her previous role as Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, Higham Lane School was judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in Teaching and Learning in 2019 and went on to secure World Class status in 2021 following a successful bid led by Mrs Robinson. 

As part of the initial team who were successful with the bid for the new free school and having led on all aspects of school delivery over a number of years, we are confident that Mrs Robinson’s vision for Higham Lane North Academy combined with her wealth of experience, sustained track record of excellence in educational leadership and her remarkable ability to inspire both students and staff, will drive our new school forward to a successful opening and beyond.

“I am tremendously excited to have this unique opportunity to establish and lead this brand new 11-16 secondary school. Not only will an additional 900 pupils in the Nuneaton area be able to access the broad and balanced knowledge curriculum based on the proven Higham Lane School model but also an innovative education that will encompass digital media, IT, engineering, drama, music and art thanks to the cutting-edge facilities at our phenomenal site at the new Top Farm development. 

I am committed to fostering an inclusive, supportive and high-achieving curriculum and to building exceptional educational experiences for every single pupil at Higham Lane North Academy from day one, ensuring that they have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.” 

The recruitment process for teaching and support staff will commence in January 2025. 

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