New Year Updates

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful break and were able to spend precious time with family and friends. We have been pleased to welcome all our students back this week and look forward to another exciting and successful term.

New Appointments

I wanted to update you on some exciting changes to our leadership team and the structure of our home schools. I am delighted to welcome Mr Farr who has joined us as Vice Principal and is the new Head of Ashdown School.

Mr Farr is an experienced leader with a proven track record within Leigh Academies Trust of raising standards. Building on his experience, Mr Farr looks forward to supporting your child/ren through their secondary education and will ensure that regardless of their starting point or background they will flourish and succeed. Mr Farr is passionate about providing every student with a first class education, firmly believing in SCWA’s values – ‘Scholarship, Fellowship and Leadership’ and is proud that we are an International Baccalaureate World School with a carefully thought out curriculum and personal development programme to engage, challenge and equip students to become life long, global learners. 

I am also pleased to introduce Mr Khan who has joined us as Assistant Principal and Deputy Head of Sherwood School. Mr Khan will be working closely with our Year 11 students.

Mr Khan has over 20 years of experience in a teaching and leadership role.  He is an experienced leader with a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and developing partnerships with Higher Education Institutes and employers. A graduate of both UCL and London’s Imperial College, studying advanced mathematics and engineering, we are delighted that he is able to bring his vast knowledge to Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy for the benefit of our learners.

These new appointments will strengthen and support our growing pastoral teams. I have outlined the new structures below.





Head of School
Mr A Farr

Head of School
Ms K Long

Head of School
Mr S Walker

Deputy Heads of School
Mr S Smith
Ms L Marsh
Ms S Awoberu

Deputy Heads of School
Ms A Kalote
Ms J Barrowcliff

Deputy Heads of School
Ms L Rennalis
Mr H Khan

Student Support Managers
Ms L Ashley
Ms C Hoff
Ms K Barbary

Student Support Managers
Ms E Norton
Ms T Hutchinson
Ms S Saggu

Student Support Managers
Ms L Evans
Mr R Hylton-Bartley
Ms J Lands

Student Support Admin
Ms K Coppola

Student Support Admin
Ms H Arif
Miss S Roberts

Student Support Admin
Ms S Westray
Ms L Mackenzie


Key Dates

A reminder of key dates coming up this term:-

  • Year 11 Parent/Carer Evening – 12 January
  • Year 13 Parent/Carer Evening – 19 January
  • Year 9 Parent/Carer Evening – 26 January
  • INSET Day (students do not attend) – 10 February
  • Half Term – 13-17 February

We have lots of exciting events planned and are looking forward to another successful term.


Kind regards

Ms S Kazmi