Aims and Ethos


Welcome to Shirestone Academy, where we aim high, challenge ourselves and our thinking and exceed our expectations. We look forward to working with you.


Shirestone Academy


In trying to achieve the above we strive:


 To provide a happy and secure environment in which young people can build the foundations of lifelong learning and develop into balanced and mature pupils.


 To promote the highest possible standards of achievement and the development of pupils' full potential.


 To develop as an inclusive school, fostering positive attitudes to learning and behaviour and developing pupils' skills in teamwork and independence.


 To involve parents, governors and the community in the learning process, emphasising the importance of good attendance, the home-school partnership and the community curriculum.


 To respect other people, their beliefs and their culture.


 To support all staff in their personal and professional development for the benefit of the school as a whole.


 To give pupils and staff opportunities to share their cultural background with the whole school community, building self-esteem and the confidence to hold to personal, moral and spiritual values.


 To respect and care for the school buildings and grounds and the property of others.


 To ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, taking into account their gender, ethnicity, religion and ability.


 To be a forward-looking school, prepared to embrace new ideas and to work within networks of other schools and agencies to promote high standards.


Our Vision


We aim to become a centre of excellence in Tile Cross where all the children will have the highest expectations of themselves, both in their work, achievements and behaviour. This will be reflected in the commitment of staff, governors and parents who work with the pupils and in the school to achieve its aims.

We will continue to improve our environment internally and externally so that we reflect the pride, which we have in our school and the value we place on ourselves.

The Academy will continue to develop its links with the local community and the city. We will take advantage of all the facilities and opportunities that our thriving city offers. We positively encourage visitors because we are proud of our achievements and of our school.

That our parents support us in all that we do because they believe in the fairness and listening ethos that the school is creating.



Our Academy will continue to improve because we have a commitment to hard work and we believe that everything is possible.