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Our Values and Ethos

We provide an education which inspires students to strive for higher achievement. The academy is committed to stimulating intellectual curiosity and enabling all students to achieve their academic potential. Alongside this we develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of our students through our curriculum, extra-curricular offer and assembly programme.

The academy believes that education outside the classroom contributes as much to students’ development as their academic studies. Activities also provide essential skills and experiences to equip students for the world outside academy life. Students are encouraged to participate widely and aim for excellence in order to develop a desire for lifelong learning.

The academy is known for its happy and friendly atmosphere and outstanding customer care is in all aspects of academy life. Students are enabled to develop self-discipline, tolerance and understanding, and an awareness of the world around them, in order to become morally and socially responsible citizens. Staff are valued for their expertise and the contribution they make to students’ education.

In addition we strongly believe in providing opportunities for students to become self-disciplined, courteous and co-operative individuals who show a respect for others and concern for the environment. To achieve this, we work closely in partnership with the students, parents, governors and the local community. We aim to provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment.

Our Values

  • Respect for the beliefs, opinions and contributions of others.
  • Self-respect, and confidence without arrogance.
  • Courtesy, tolerance, equality and consideration for others.
  • Honesty, trust, openness and integrity.
  • Loyalty to each other and to the academy.
  • Hard work and enthusiastic participation.
  • Responsibility for our actions.
  • Pride in achievement and excellence
  • Customer service with all stakeholders.