Our Vision & Ethos

Guiding what we do

The Vision of the University of Chichester Academy Trust is for all young people to be inspired by an excellent education that raises their aspirations and enriches their lives.

The Mission is to create a vibrant inclusive and aspirational family of academies, transforming life chances for pupils through excellent teaching, learning and leadership.

Our Shared values are:

  • Aspirational
  • Evidence Based
  • Inclusive and Diverse
  • Collaborative
  • People and Equality focused
  • Sustainable


Our aims are to:

  • Promote high aspirations and success for all

  • Ensure progressive and sustained improvement in standards of education and pupils’ rates of progress

  • Create a creative, dynamic, engaging and relevant curriculum delivered by high quality staff, in order to deliver excellent outcomes for all children

  • Develop sustainable learning environments which engage and inspire pupils’ learning and development

  • Value and ensure the continual professional learning and wellbeing of all staff

  • Support and build leadership and management capacity within and across our academies

  • Develop a local learning community where parents and carers are valued and encouraged to engage

  • Embrace opportunities presented by the new educational landscape in a way that is coherent with our strategic direction

  • Generate levels of surplus, sufficient to secure sustainability and create funds to support  investment in our academies and the delivery of our vision

  • Achieve a shared sense of mission and belonging across our family of academies, so that the vision is owned by the whole Trust and academies collaborate to share best practice and support each other

The University of Chichester Academy Trust seeks to add powerful momentum to the progress of our family of academies through a shared aspirational vision and inclusive ethos. People matter to us and we believe that student progress and the development of outstanding teachers should be at the heart of our work. Our approach is that all schools are different and can take different routes on their journey to excellence.