Vision and values


Ark Helenswood Academy will provide an excellent quality of provision in which every student has the potential to succeed. Our high expectations, broad and relevant curriculum and inspirational teaching mean students will leave well educated, confident and ambitious; students have an excellent understanding of the world they live in. Excellent academic standards allow students to flourish onwards to university or the career of their choice. As a really great school we will do much more than reflect the local community; we will influence it.


A core value is a central belief clearly understood and shared by every member of the school community. We believe in respect, co-operation, excellence and commitment.

By respect we mean that everyone

  • values all members of the school community
  • displays good manners at all times
  • displays tolerance of others with different points of view and beliefs
  • shows respect for the school buildings, facilities and surrounding environment

By co-operation we mean that everyone

  • works together to achieve a common goal
  • provides assistance, especially by complying readily with requests
  • asks for help when they need it
  • is working together to achieve results

By excellence we mean that everyone

  • is proud of personal achievement
  • produces work of the highest quality
  • sets high standards and personal goals for improvement
  • makes best use of talents, time and resources

By commitment we mean that everyone

  • shows loyalty to friends, colleagues and the school
  • is willing to support and show care for those who need help
  • is willing to work to the highest level
  • keeps the school rules