Mission Statement

Our students do not flourish by meeting low expectations.  They thrive by the attempts to meet really high expectations, and this results in our mission, or moral purpose which underpins everything that we do. 

We want to invest in every member of the Academy, to give an exceptional education which challenges them, unlocks their potential and maximises their performance. 

There is a direct relationship between what we put into our students, and indeed our staff, and what they can achieve, and together we constantly seek improvement.

You can see this broken down into aims such as resilience, self-reliance, perseverance, aspirations and self-challenge. 

All of these things raise the bar and prevent limits on what can be achieved. 

Our students have some incredible stories and achievements, and have not let circumstances dictate their fate. 

We want to give students a broad range of learning opportunities and to increase their cultural capital.  Cultural capital is the currency that you use in the real world.  They say that knowledge is power, and I believe that the more you know, the more places you will go.  We also understand the value of supporting mental health and well-being. 

These are central to helping students to succeed, and to develop a love for self-development and learning. 

We have a fantastic wellbeing team and tremendous pastoral care which puts your children at the heart of our purpose. 


Be Brave, Be Kind, Be Proud


Success through investment and challenge


To invest in every member of the Academy, to give our students a truly exceptional education that challenges them, unlocks their full potential and maximises their performance


Build resilience, self-reliance and perseverance
Raise aspirations and promote self-challenge
Experience a broad range of subjects and learning opportunities
Increase the cultural capital of students
Support Mental Health and Wellbeing
Develop deeper understanding and a love of learning and self-development

Student Characteristics


An inclusive person tries to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equally. As an inclusive student, you will treat all people irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or ability with respect.


Wanting very much to achieve success in your education, your career and life. An aspirational learner will set challenging targets for themselves and then strive to achieve or exceed these targets.


Having the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilient learners will have the skills and strategies needed for meaningful and satisfying participation in life-long learning.


Having good judgment in order to make the correct decisions and act appropriately. A responsible student will own their achievements and results and will be a positive role model to all.

Aware An aware student will know about their position in a local, national and global context. Knowledge and understanding of particular situations and developments.