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About Consilium

Consilium Academies is a multi-academy Trust working across the North of England. It has nine academy schools located in Yorkshire, the North West, and the North East. Consilium is dedicated to enriching lives and inspiring ambitions for both students and colleagues.

Ethos & Values

Trust Aims

We are a proud member of Consilium Acadmies, a Multi-Academy Trust, that prides itself on partnership, opportunity, integrity, equity, excellence and being people-centred.  The foundation of our curriculum intent is based on the wider aims of the trust.

Consilium Academies has an inclusive partnership with its communities where lives are enriched by providing care, experience and opportunity.


  • To ensure everything that we do has a focus on helping children and young people to succeed to their potential academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • To instil a passion for life-long learning and continued improvement so that our academies, staff, and students can grasp their aspirations and ambitions.
  • To focus on the development of the whole child by providing exciting and challenging learning and extra-curricular opportunities and experiences.
  • To create a family of academies that is inclusive and embraces diversity, where all members of the community feel supported, inspired, and empowered to succeed.
  • To ensure all stakeholders are seen as partners in our work within the communities we serve.

Armthorpe Curriculum Intent: Vision and Philosophy

We focus on the growth and development of the whole person, a sense of togetherness and empowering everyone as a leader and learner to ensure our school family thrive through their journey at Armthorpe and beyond.

At Armthorpe, we believe every learner is an individual with a unique personality, characteristics and the potential to shine.  Inclusion therefore lies at the heart of everything we do.  Childhood is changing.  Our learners are growing up in a world defined by fast-paced technological development living increasingly online, in spaces adults sometimes struggle to understand.  We place great value on preparing our learners to thrive in 21st century Britain, not just academically but socially, emotionally, morally and culturally too.  It has never been more important to equip our students to adapt to and embrace change, develop their resilience and creative thinking skills whilst instilling a real love of learning.  The development of the whole person is imperative to us.  Through a combination of challenge and support, we aim to create a balance that enables our students to flourish academically whilst also learning how to take care of themselves mentally and physically, respect and love (in the wider sense of the word) others and embrace opportunities to enjoy life to the full.  The learning that a child experiences at Armthorpe is therefore a broad and balanced diet that promotes intellectual, moral, creative, emotional and physical development in equal measure through the totality of all the taught and untaught, explicit and implicit values bespoke to our school and community.  It sounds simple and obvious, but fundamentally if our curriculum is not good enough for our own children, then it is not good enough for the children of Armthorpe.  We are an academy family.

Following a change of leadership in January 2021, our intent and values have been recently re-evaluated and developed to help address potential barriers to success we encounter in our community; they are bespoke to the needs of our learners.  We are very clear about our vision, the challenge is now to bring our values to life to bring our dream alive.  As such, the Armthorpe values will permeate all aspects of school life.  We are building a culture where we expect everyone in the Armthorpe family to be a leader and a learner.  Our ethos is built on the strapline, Inside Everyone There is a Rainbow Waiting to Shine.  A rainbow is a wonderful sight; a symbol of hope, inspiration, vibrance and dreams coming true. However, a rainbow only appears after a storm reminding us that anything magnificent often requires a battle, struggle, resilience and patience. Weathering the storm is a part of life. As such, our values embody characteristics we would want to foster in our own children.