Ethos & Values

Our Vision is shared by all members of our Academy community and is promoted through all that we do:

In our vibrant, nurturing academy children are inspired to be curious, to engage in their passions and flourish as learners in an ever changing world.

We encourage children to be resilient and creative individuals whilst being accepting of others and themselves. Our children thrive in an enriched environment which cultivates independence, respect, self-belief and ambition.

Together we develop as critical thinkers, problem solvers, compassionate individuals in order to achieve our hopes and dreams living with honesty and integrity in the global community.

Being confident, ambitious learners today and independent, successful citizens tomorrow.

The Northern Education Trust Shared Values

We share with all Northern Education Trust Academies a set of guiding principles and commitments that include the One Academy Rule.

Guiding Principles

"The welfare of others is the first concern of all."

"The education of every child is held to be of equal value in this community school."


A commitment to:

  • The one academy rule:
    "All pupils and adults are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times."
  • The achievement, personal development and well-being of children and young people, where the welfare of others is seen to be the first concern of all no matter their starting point.
  • Promoting and supporting parent and carer engagement in the development of learning and educational experience of their children.
  • Professional development and welfare of all the staff who are employees of the Northern Education Trust.
  • Understand the community context within which the academy operates and to engage in appropriate activities with other agencies and community groups in order to promote community cohesion and economic regeneration.
  • Having an aspiration to be the best, not just nationally but internationally.
  • Outstanding learning and teaching which engages pupils and is active, collaborative and encourages independence.
  • Student voice intended to empower and involve young people in the development and delivery of their own education and the life of their academy.
  • A modern curriculum which meets the needs of all learners, has clear progression routes internally and to both employment and further and higher education.
  • The development of professional networks, within our group and beyond, providing school to school support, opportunities for pupils, and sharing professional development.
  • Community involvement with our schools and to lifelong community learning.