As an Academy with profound ideals based upon our Christian foundation, we strive to introduce Christian aspects of teaching into all that we do.

During Form time each day all students participate in a daily act of Worship which includes prayer and time for reflection. There is also a weekly assembly in St. Matthew’s Church when the whole Academy gathers to enjoy thought-provoking talks and performances.

We hold regular meetings for staff and students, during which prayers are said and thoughts are focused on people in need.

As an Academy we strive to foster a caring attitude towards the wider global community in which we live. Each year we raise money for a charity voted for by all members of the school community.

“Grounded in Christian values, the school is welcoming to pupils of all faiths or none. A friendly atmosphere is evident, including in how pupils treat one another in lessons and at social times.” Ofsted January 2018

“Deeply held values permeate every aspect of school life. Students understand them as distinctively Christian and from the perspective of students of other faiths”
SIAMS September 2015

Photo of students in assembly at St Matthew's Church