Ethos & Values


Avon Valley Academy is a thriving co-educational 11-16 comprehensive academy within the Acorn Education Trust. We pride ourselves on being a centre of excellence and a place where young, enthusiastic children enter in Year 7 and leave us at the end of Year 11 as fully rounded young adults.

We aim for every lesson, every day to be exceptional. Our school community are proud and we work to ensure that our values (respect, determination and excellence) feel real and are apparent in the strong relationships between pupils, parents and staff.

Avon Valley Academy is full of exceptional staff and students, who work together as a team on the three key areas of school life: engagement for all; challenge for all; progress for all.

We believe in fostering strong relationships with our students and creating in them a sense of belonging to the school. We want students to have high self-worth and love coming to school.
As a school, we take pride in how well we know our students as individuals and aim to challenge them as such. Each student is unique in their own way and each has different needs. We aim to know all of our students extremely well and go the extra mile to meet their needs.

Through this mix of care and challenge, we have a vibrant and successful school. We are ambitious for our students and for our school. We want Avon Valley Academy to continue to be a prosperous place of learning, to serve the local community and beyond, and maintain its reputation as a school that we can all be proud of.