Ethos and Values

The school’s ethos and values are described as follows:

Learning is the main purpose of our school. Our students will be educated to be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning. They will be able to research and critically evaluate information, they will seek and take advice and know how to learn effectively. Students will show that they are eager to learn and that they enjoy their life in school. They will be able to demonstrate that they are literate, numerate and creative and have the technological and life skills necessary for the future.


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. Students will display leadership and the ability to work in teams. We welcome and value every young person, whatever their academic ability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality or background. Our school represents and reflects the community it serves though we teach students to be positive role models and active citizens of the United Kingdom and of the wider world.


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. One indicator of excellence is the academic achievement of our students. Our ambition is that all our students will leave school with at least 5 A* - C GCSEs or equivalent and post 16 results which will prepare students for their future and allow entry to their university or employment of choice.


The four values above Integrity, Aspiration, Endeavour and Respect underpin everything we do at LSA and to promote these key values more, students have been receiving a recognition point when they've demonstrated one of these in and around school.