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Headteacher's Welcome

Hello and thank you for visiting our website.


We hope that you find it informative and the information you need is easy to find.


If there is anything that you can't find on the website, please contact the school office team on 01384 818650 and they will be happy to help you. Alternatively, you can e-mail us, using the address


The leadership team consists of eight people. Mr. Lloyd (Deputy Headteacher), Mr. Hickman (Assistant Headteacher), Mrs. Balmforth (Early Years Phase Leader), Miss Smart (Y1/2 Phase Leader), Mr. Evans, (Y3/4 Phase Leader), Miss Jones, (Y5/6 Phase Leader) and me, Mr. Harrold, the 'new-ish' Headteacher here at Huntingtree.


I joined Huntingtree in September 2016. I've been a teacher since 2003: I started teaching at a school called Brickhouse Primary in Rowley. In my second year of teaching, I was made Acting Deputy Head and I've held leadership positions in schools ever since. I was seconded from Brickhouse to Devonshire Junior School and then Temple Meadow Primary School to support the leadership teams at those respective schools. My next permanent school was Wollescote Primary School, near Lye. I moved there in 2009 and had 7 wonderful years working as Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher (twice) to help move the school from Special Measures to become a good school when I left in July 2016.


Huntingtree is a school that is moving forward at pace and getting better every day. The children are fantastic, the staff are dedicated and we are fortunate to be supported by an excellent community of parents and helpers who care passionately about the school. This is demonstrated by the swelling number of volunteers, who willingly give up their own time to support the children at Huntingtree. Alongside this, we have a wonderful Home School Association (HSA) who run a daily 'Shed Shop,' regular fundraising events and contribute tirelessly to the life of the school.


The school was rightly rated as Requires Improvement for the second consecutive time by Ofsted in June 2016 and, since then, the staff here have been working extremely hard to improve the learning journey each child has at Huntingtree.


Since September 2016, everyone here has given their all to build a school:


  • that children look forward to attending
  • where lessons are fun and exciting
  • where children are known as individuals
  • where everyone is safe and cared for
  • where it is ok to make mistakes as we know that this is when learning happens


In the short journey we have taken so far, we have re-designed our school curriculum (a lot more information can by clicking the Curriculum tab), we have improved all aspects of safeguarding across school - so that parents can be confident their children will be safe during the school day. We have overhauled our assessment systems to give teachers as much diagnostic information as possible and we have worked tirelessly to reduce workload and thus enable teachers to focus on their core purpose of teaching amazing lessons. Also in the Curriculum tab, you can find our 'Signature Pedagogy' which explains more about the principles that underpin our teaching here at Huntingtree. We are team of honest people who are striving to improve things each day and are always ready to listen to constructive ideas of how to improve further.


I hope that you enjoy our website and that it gives you a flavour of what our school is about.



Mr. Harrold

Head Teacher