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Academy Ethos & Vision

High Expectations

Ready to Learn – Ready to Teach – Ready to Lead

At Hans Price Academy, we aim to be one of the best schools in the country, renowned for delivering outstanding academic results and developing world-class aspirations in every student, regardless of background or start-point.

Key Characteristics

  • A focus on learning
  • An equitable learning experience
  • Strong discipline
  • High expectations, standards and aspirations
  • Academic excellence
  • Self-belief
  • A broad and challenging curriculum, under-pinned by high quality literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent attendance
  • Competitive opportunities in all areas of school life
  • Active parental involvement in our school community
  • Outstanding student support
  • Innovative and flexible approaches
  • A rewarding place to learn and work
  • A safe, caring and inclusive environment
  • A commitment to professional and personal development opportunities
  • A tangible sense of corporate responsibility


  • Ensure the fulfilment of individual potential, nurturing skills, talents and unique gifts in the pursuit of excellence
  • Develop within all students the skills to learn and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Instil an ethos of integrity, respect, hard work and high aspirations
  • Develop a sense of environmental, social and community responsibility
  • Delivery of a challenging curriculum supported by outstanding teaching and learning opportunities
  • Support all areas of school life through exceptional links with local schools and businesses
  • Ensure that all students have access to a curriculum that will enable access to any career route or progression to the best universities
  • Provide independent careers, employability, information, advice and guidance to ensure appropriate progression post 16
  • Ensure that every student that leaves us is actively engaged in education, employment or training
  • Attract and continue to develop, the very best, outstanding teachers
  • Develop all levels of the organisation to be leaders of learning and innovation
  • Instil a culture of acceptance, openness and trust in which staff and pupils reject prejudice, harassment and bullying in all forms
  • Develop a love of learning that transcends traditional school boundaries, years and walls, enabling students to become successful in careers that may not as yet exist