Our School Mission Statement is: “A learning community in pursuit of excellence”.
Governors adopted this simple statement of the mission of our school because it reflects three key areas of school life:
- Learning is the main purpose of our school. Our students will be educated to be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning.
- People in our school community are to be treated equally and with fairness and respect. Students will have respect for themselves, for others and for their environment.
- Excellence is something all students and adults working in the school should aim for in every aspect of school life. Everyone is capable of excellence and can show it through how they communicate with and care for each other, through their extra–curricular achievements and through standards of teaching and of learning.
The school is driven by a set of core values that underpin everything we do. Our home - school agreement policy expects that all members of our community will support these values in order to create a “learning community in pursuit of excellence”.
We take great pride in our induction of new students in the knowledge that a settled and happy student will flourish academically and socially.
We work closely with our feeder primary schools to exchange academic and pastoral information on the students which is used strategically to plan the curriculum and pastoral support. Students looking at enrolling at LSA are given the opportunity to look around our school and find out all about the exciting subjects we offer at our Annual Open Evening in October. Furthermore, all students take part in an exciting induction day, with many visiting our school for additional sporting, arts and other events.
We understand fully that the move from primary school to secondary school can seem like a massive jump. However, please be assured that as a school we are committed to ensuring that this move is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I have visited a number of primary schools since starting and can see how brilliantly prepared your children are. Teams from LSA will be visiting as many children as possible to ensure that they are as excited as we are. However, if you have any questions or concerns then please feel free to contact us. Please be aware that there is no such thing as a silly question, so if anything is worrying you, please email us to put your mind at ease.
Being a student at LSA you are encouraged to get involved into the life of the school, contribute to college activities and take part in the many extra curricular activities and clubs on offer. Additionally there are a wide range of fantastic trips to sign up for throughout the academic year. There's plenty of parents to get involved with too such as our PTFA, Governors and school events.
LSA is a large school, which gives us the ability to offer an excellent curriculum as well as ensuring that our Pastoral provision is personalised, thorough and highly focused.
We are able to offer a "small school" experience through our use of a college system. Led by full time, experienced pastoral leaders, our college system is seen by many as a real strength, celebrating successes, whilst also being available to offer support where needed.
The college is the focal point of the community to which our students and staff belong, providing pastoral care, welfare and guidance as well as opportunity to be involved in a whole range of inter - college activities.
Our values of Aspiration, Endeavour, Integrity and Respect are shared through our college system!