Vision and Values

Our Vision

I have come that you may have life, and have it in all its fullness. John 10:10

At Ark Burlington Danes Academy, we believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included and empowered to live a life that is purposeful and fulfilling.

Through learning to our fullest potential and living a life filled with kindness and thankfulness, we can be the ones to make the world a better place.

Our Values
Aim High We have high expectations - of ourselves and of each other.
Be Brave We take on big challenges and are prepared to say and do difficult things, if that's what's needed.
Be Kind We care about what we do and how we work with each other.
Keep Learning We're open to new ideas and we learn from our mistakes as well as our successes.
Our Pillars

Strong Discipline

Calm, purpose and order will be established through consistency of expectations and explicit teaching of discipline.

Mastery Curriculum

Our curriculum design will enable pupils to develop a framework of knowledge and understanding in each subject area that provides a solid foundation for further study.

High Quality Teaching

Teachers will be subject experts with an excellent understanding of the intellectual journey they are taking their pupils on and they will master the teaching skills to support this.

Character Development

Pupils will develop characteristics that support their academic achievement, create thoughtful citizens and allow them to make reflective choices over their personal lives.

Raising Aspirations and Achievement

Pupils will understand the opportunities that a school and university education will afford them in terms of careers and quality of life. Pupils will develop their passions and interests through a high quality enrichment programme.

Developing Educational Leaders

All members of staff will see themselves as leaders within an aligned community of professionals and will be systematically trained in best practice.


We will be relentlessly focussed on our pillars and will organise our time effectively to ensure we can implement them fully in all aspects of our school.