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St Hugh’s A Church of England Academy

Creativity Responsibility Wisdom

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Vision, Purpose and Ethos


  • Within our Trust, every young person will achieve their full potential becoming the best person they can be.
  • We will be respected and recognised for our student outcomes and for the positive impact we have on the life chances of young people.

Purpose (How we create value)

  • To promote and facilitate a broad and balanced educational experience of exceptional quality for all young people.
  • To build the character of our young people by providing a secure, inclusive and inspiring environment that fosters self-belief, builds resilience, and promotes a positive attitude to work and life-long learning.
  • To cherish the community that we serve and champion Christian values.


In all aspects of the life of the Trust, we aim to put into practice our values of Creativity, Responsibility and Wisdom, which are based on Biblical principles.

Creativity is fundamental – ‘God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.’ (Genesis, Chapter 1, verse 31)

Responsibility is at the root of the Christian concept of loving service – ‘You were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love’.  The entire law is summed up in a single command, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Galatians, Chapter 5, verse 13)

Wisdom is that to which we aspire throughout our learning and living – ‘Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.’  (Proverbs, Chapter 3, verse 13)

Strategic objectives

  • To ensure that care and safety of the individual is seen as central to the roles of all members of staff and Directors.
  • To improve standards to enable our students to achieve at least in line with expectation whilst ensuring access to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum.
  • To ensure St Hugh’s and St John’s become the schools of choice in the area.
  • To generate strong collaborative networks with other schools and academies locally, nationally and internationally which will support and promote the development of quality provision for all our pupils and our community.
  • To create effective and highly focused ‘Annual Development Plans’ for both St Hugh’s and St John’s that meet the strategic objectives.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Academy Headteachers will report to the Trust board quarterly on progress in delivering the strategic objectives and the accompanying development plans.
  • The full board will review and, if necessary, revise the Trust strategy annually.