Our mission and values

Our mission

We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected to our academies achieve excellence

By working together and sharing ideas, insights and best practice, our academies support each other to improve. We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

It is important to us that our academies have a positive impact on their communities and that pupils understand the role they can play in the wider world. We also work to ensure that parents and carers are actively engaged in their child’s learning.

Our values



In September 2016, the university was praised by the Prime Minister Theresa May MP, for its commitment and track record in raising the aspirations of school students through its support for academy schools.


Two of our secondary academies and three of our primary academies have facilities for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Pupils are integrated into mainstream classes and supported by specialist staff.


Many of our primary academies use the local environment as an extension of the classroom. For example, pupils also learn in the woods and on the beach.


We want excellence for our pupils and their families, our staff, and our academies’ communities. We believe that education transforms lives, which is why each of our academies has a rich curriculum to ensure that pupils meet their potential and are inspired to continue learning.

We work with integrity. We recognise the unique character of each of our academies, and tailor the support we provide to suit the individual academy and its pupils. We respect all cultures and beliefs, and believe in honesty and openness.

Innovation is key. We constantly strive to improve. Our pupils’ experience is enriched by the contribution of the University of Brighton and its School of Education, rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted for its initial teacher training provision. Our school improvement framework is informed by best practice and creative approaches.