Jonathan Smith BEd (Hons) NPQH - Headteacher

Welcome to Ardley Hill

My door is always open, so please pop in for a chat and a coffee. I will be happy to answer your questions, show you around and discuss future plans.  I may even rustle up some biscuits. Alternatively, you can call me on 01582 667955 or email me at  I hope to speak to you soon.

Jonathan Smith – Headteacher



Dear Parents,

Thank you so much to the group of you who nominated me for the award of ‘Teacher of the Year’. Being nominated was such a boost after a very challenging term.

Last night I was honoured to receive the ‘Highly Commended’ award on behalf of the Academy for my leadership during the flood, relocation and subsequent reopening of the Academy. It was a very proud moment for me and the Academy. We have had a difficult time these last few months and this award alongside our positive Ofsted monitoring visit is the signal we have come back stronger than ever.

I love my job. It’s the only thing I want to be doing with my life, but it doesn’t come with much in the way of praise, so I say again, thank you. This means a lot.



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Ardley Hill Academy
Lowther Road

Tel: (01582) 667955

Headteacher: Mr Jonathan Smith

Deputy Head: Mrs N Read
Assistant Head: Mrs A Wintersgill

For all enquiries please contact the
Office Manager: Mrs N Betchley