Ethos & Values

Our vision at Airedale Academy is of a world where all children and young people are given the opportunity to thrive, succeed and aspire. Our mission is for every child to leave our school equipped with the essential skills they need to contribute effectively to society and to become well-rounded, confident, happy adults. To do this we believe in the core values of our MAT and try to keep these at the heart of what we do: Ambition, Bravery and Respect.

All staff encourage the whole of the academy community to aim to be the best they can be academically, socially and personally. We recognise that this isn’t always easy for some young people; our aim therefore is to not only offer support and guidance, but to help remove any barriers to every young person’s success.

We place great emphasis on transition from primary school through a full transition programme. Students take their options in Year 8, so that in Year 9, they are able to specialise in the subjects that they enjoy and can achieve in. We work very hard to ensure that all students feel supported through the pressures of revision, examinations and sixth form advice and guidance. We acknowledge that the best schools do not just foster individual talents through the curriculum alone, which is why we offer a diverse range of  sporting, scientific, artistic, cultural, creative and musical extra-curricular activities.

Over the years we have developed a culture of reward, respect and celebration. Staff and students are proud to welcome visitors to our school.