Ethos & Values

We are determined to sustain improvement through the development of all members of the academy.

Our key values – Ambition, Respect, Responsibility and Pride – have been developed through participation of students, staff, governors, parents and community representatives. We work hard to promote these values and make them real and relevant in the daily lives of all academy members. They underpin all aspects of our work and relationships at Armthorpe Academy.

We insist upon a relentless focus upon excellence in learning and achievement, supported by ambitious expectations. Our aim is to maximise individual potential and ensure that all young people invest in their learning and are well equipped to meet the challenges of education, work and life.

We believe that every member of the school community matters, and we are entirely committed to the provision of a safe, caring, inclusive and supportive environment. Respect for the individual, parity of esteem and celebration of success at all levels are given the highest priority.

We expect every academy member to demonstrate a sense of responsibility for his or her own:

  • academic / professional development,
  • personal and social development and progress,
  • attitudes and behaviour,
  • as well as the aspirations, performance and success of the academy.

We want our community to see us as a thriving, optimistic and forward looking academy to which all members are proud to contribute and belong.

Andy Peirson