Core Values

What makes our school distinctive is our Christian Ethos. It forms the basis of who we are and shapes the day-to-day life of the school.  It is designed to create an atmosphere in which all pupils can make the best of their abilities and is based on common sense and consideration for others.

Our values provide us with a means to:

  • Ensure everyone feels included
  • Offer a strong pastoral support for pupils and staff
  • Provide opportunities for reflection
  • Encourage strong personal relationships
  • Promote justice, truth and love for all people
  • Celebrate the diversity within the school community

 

Respect     

We believe that respect is fundamental to all our success; respect for ourselves, for each other and for God.

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.

(Matthew 22: 37-38)

 

Aspiration  

We aim to be positive in everything, working to achieve the highest goals and realise our own individual ambitions.

 

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

(Proverbs 16:3)

 

Excellence  

We strive to surpass ourselves in all we do so that we can inspire others and honour God.   

 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 

(Philippians 4:8) 

 

Service  

We seek to help, care and show compassion for our community and those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

 

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

(Mark 10:45)

 

Tenacity  

We know that hard work and the refusal to give up are essential if we are to achieve anything worthwhile.

 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

(Galatians 6:9)

 

Partnership  

We recognise that working together with others and trusting each other is a powerful way to make progress. 

 

If one falls down, a friend can lift him up’.

(Ecclesiastes 4:10)

 

We believe in including our young people in the decision making process and so we will meet regularly with the Academy’s Ethos Group and School Council to discuss issues affecting the school and its community. The 1Pupil Code of Conduct which operates throughout the school has been drawn up in consultation with pupils and is underpinned by our Christian ethos.