Academy’s Vision & Values

 ‘Achieve Beyond Expectations’

We believe in a community that nurtures unique individuals into becoming the open minded thinkers and principled adults of a diverse society.  We have an ethos of high standards that provides the opportunity to aspire and achieve beyond expectations.  We place importance on collaboration within the Trust and beyond, at a national and international level, to bring the best outcomes for our students.  We aim to develop enquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, recognising that other people with their differences can also be right.

Our values prepare the international citizens of tomorrow.  We aim to develop reflective, inquiring young minds who understand the value of success and are not afraid to fail or take calculated risks in order to learn.  They will be leaders and team-players as well as confident, happy individuals who set themselves challenging life goals.

Our core values are:

  • Respect 
  • Empathy
  • Celebration 
  • Achievement


  • Learn independently and develop skills for enquiry and research
  • Learn with enthusiasm and curiosity
  • Communicate confidently and effectively, sometimes in another language
  • Act with integrity, honesty, empathy and a strong sense of the rights of people everywhere
  • Critically appreciate other cultures, traditions, values and beliefs
  • Are resourceful in the face of uncertainty and resilient in the face of challenges
  • Develop conceptual understanding across a wide range of issues including those that have local and global significance
  • Use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse problems and make reasoned, ethical decisions
  • Reflect and act upon their strengths and areas for development


  • Embraces British values and intercultural awareness
  • Appreciates the value of knowledge and is built upon evidence informed pedagogical approaches 
  • Is underpinned by the science of how we learn and makes explicit links between previous and new knowledge
  • Develops internationally-minded young people
  • Develops the skills and attributes students need to become successful lifelong learners