Hill Avenue Academy (Manor Multi Academy Trust) Partners with New Nordic School to Bring Finnish Education to the United Kingdom

Hill Avenue Academy, a part of Manor Multi Academy Trust, has partnered with Finland’s New Nordic School to bring Finnish education to schools in the United Kingdom. As the global pandemic has disrupted industries across the country, especially education, there is an acute need for more personalized and purposeful education that truly empowers each student to identify their true passions and shape their own future.

This partnership will bring future-ready Finnish education to schools through curriculum alignment, gap analysis, professional development, and a school pilot program that will expand to a wider school rollout. Elliott Hately, Executive Headteacher at Hill Avenue Academy, shares,      

“We have just started this exciting partnership with New Nordic School and we are already seeing the huge benefits of this long-lasting partnership which will ultimately provide the children and community with a flavour of the world-class Finnish education system.“

The pilot program has started earlier this month and facilitates Hill Avenue Academy to trial New Nordic School’s educational system for a period of four months before implementing the system schoolwide. Hill Avenue Academy’s teachers and students (aged five to eleven) will experience Finnish pedagogy, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and technology integration. Teachers will be trained by New Nordic School’s team to become autonomous and empowered mentors to the students. Suzanne Perkowsky, Co-founder and Head of Education at New Nordic School shares,

“Collaborating with the professional team from Hill Avenue Academy has been an inspiring journey. Finding synergies and working together with a team who, like New Nordic School, want to change the future of education, is leading us to an exciting and innovative future school.”

In the coming years, Hill Avenue Academy will work in collaboration with New Nordic School to transform learning in more schools across the country to ensure that children of all ages are equipped with the mindset and skills needed for an unknown future.


For more information:

Suzanne Perkowsky

Co-founder & Head of Education
New Nordic School
[email protected]


Meet the Team: Ashish