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Vision and Values

Our academy vision is for excellence in everything.

Excellence is not an act but a habit. By its very nature, excellence is difficult to measure or quantify. Excellence is difficult to achieve and even harder to maintain.

It is often said that we are what we repeatedly do. Therefore by having habits of excellence we constantly challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be.

The habits of excellence that we develop in our students are:

  • Present and punctual
  • Attitude and ambition
  • Become an expert
  • Take action and improve
  • Be a leader

Our Values

We foster a sense of Fairness, Ambition and Respect with all our students. 

We live the ‘Ways of Being Co-op’, shared across our Trust: 

Ways of Being Co-op


  • Succeed together – Co-operating is what makes us different; we’re better and stronger when we work together.
  • Be yourself, always – We bring our best self to the academy, so that we each contribute and respect others for doing the same. Of course, being yourself isn’t about excusing poor behaviours that contradict our other Ways of Being Co-op.
  • Do what matters most – What matters most is ensuring that our students achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Show you care – We care about our Trust, our colleagues, our students, their parents, our Co-op and communities, now and for the future.

Our Values are based on those of all co-operatives:

Self-help – so that we can help ourselves to improve and make a positive contribution to society

Self-responsibility – so that we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions

Democracy – through having a say in how we run our Trust and the academies

Equality – through ensuring that the voice of each individual can be heard

Equity – a fair and unbiased community

Solidarity – through sharing interests and common purposes for the benefit of all.

We work to the co-operative ethical values of:

Openness – we believe in being open and sharing information and ideas to raise the outcomes of children and young people and improve their life chances

Honesty – we act in a professional and respectful manner in our dealings with everyone

Social responsibility – we maximise our impact on those in our communities while minimising our footprint on the world

Caring for others – we treat everyone as we wish to be treated ourselves, understanding that children and young people have one childhood.