Our Motto: Head, Heart and Heroism
We are a modern and innovative Academy with old-fashioned values, preparing students for the 21st century and all the challenges it brings. We are a socially inclusive school, serving the community in which we are situated. Our motto is ‘Head, Heart and Heroism’ and we will give nothing except our very best in pursuit of embodying these in our everyday practice.
Head means we will set challenging targets and raise aspirations so that all students achieve success. We want to see an outstanding proportion of students going to high level apprenticeships, good careers and universities including those from the Russell Group.
Heart means we will build global citizens and fine ambassadors for the local community. Our curriculum builds on what we call the four Rs: Respect, Resilience, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity. These qualities will enable students to develop the emotional intelligence they need now and in the future.
Heroism means students and staff are encouraged to have the courage and integrity to take the right action for the right situation, even when no-one is watching. We are developing a community built on respect, where everyone goes the extra mile. Whatever a student’s starting point with their education, they will make progress and succeed by stretching and challenging themselves.