Welcome to Highwoods Academy

Welcome to the website of Highwoods Academy, a successful, popular and thriving primary school on the outskirts of Mexborough.


If you are already a member of our school community, we hope the site enables you to access all the information you need and also to share in recognising and celebrating our achievements.

If you do not already know Highwoods Academy we hope our website will give you a flavour for our school. If you would like to find out more, please contact us to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to ‘show you around.’


Highwoods Academy is part of the Empowering Minds Academy Trust (EMAT)We are small academy trust comprising of four Doncaster schools – Southfield Primary Academy, Tranmoor Primary Academy, both located in Armthorpe; Bessacarr Primary Academy and Highwoods.

The Chief Executive Officer is Mrs Sarah Cairns.


Click here to visit the Trust’s website

Empowering Minds Trust


Summer update / Newsletter
22/07/2022 12:00 AM

Our newsletter / Summer update


Pleaase click on the link below to view our  newsletter / summer update.


Summer Update July 2022.pdf

And finally.... a letter from Mr Rhodes
22/07/2022 12:00 AM

Please click on the link below to view the letter.

GR final.pdf

6/01/2022 6:34 AM

The report from our OFSTED inspection that took place in November 2021 is now available.

The school is judged to be GOOD in all areas.

Visit the Key Information/OFSTED page to read the full report.