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
Principal

Design A Sofa is progressing well at @nextofficial for Armthorpe Academy students. What an amazing opportunity and fantastic work experience placement! Looking forward to the end product.
Thank you to all involved at NEXT Distribution in Armthorpe . @ArmthorpeDN3 @Lee_Dougl

Two great days at @ArmthorpeDN3 for my #NPQH placement. Great to see the new build making so much progress since Spring!! Look forward to being back in the new academic year to collaborate further!

@consiliumat Thank you, it has been an absolute pleasure and I have no doubt that the academy will go from strength to strength. It's a special place and I will miss it

I have grown and learnt so much in my time here as both a teacher and a leader and I will always be grateful. I have so many brilliant memories and although I am excited for what is coming next I think there will always be a part of me that will always be Armthorpe 😍😊.

Can't quite believe I am starting my last week at @ArmthorpeDN3. It's been an incredible 10 years and I have had the privilege of working with some amazing people, staff, students and parents . . .