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 will be the ones to make our world a better place.’

BDA Values

What does this mean?

Behaviour Statements – The BDA Way

Our Christian Values

Aim high

We have high expectations in everything we do every day so that we can fulfil our goals and dreams.

We always go into lessons with a positive attitude and desire to do our best

We always set ambitious goals for our futures and are equipped to achieve them.

We always take pride in our class and homework.

We always strive for 100% attendance, and we are on time for school and lessons, every day.

We always wear our full school uniform with pride.

We always follow instructions first time from all members of staff.

  1. scripture says, "I spoke because I believed." In the same spirit of faith we also speak because we believe. (2 Corinthians 4:13)

May you know the love of Christ...Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:19)

This is underpinned by our faith and leadership

Be brave

We challenge ourselves and we keep going when things are difficult. 

We act resiliently to overcome our difficulties.

We make decisions selflessly and do the right thing even when our friends and peers around us may not be and encourage others to do the same

We contribute ideas and opinions and ask for help when we need it.

We push ourselves to try new things outside our comfort zones.

We take responsibility when we have done something wrong and we learn from our mistakes.

  1. in your faith, established and firm, do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. (Colossians 1:23)

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

This is underpinned by our courage and resilience

Be kind

We use every interaction to demonstrate our care for others. This encourages everyone to be the best version of themselves.

We always conduct ourselves calmly, considerately and with good manners in and outside of school.

We support individuals to be the best version of themselves through giving them support and feedback.

We actively listen to each other and demonstrate empathy for others.

We value one another for being different, stand up to bullying and accept, include, and empower everyone in our community.


We take pride in and show respect for our school environment, local community, and ourselves. 

  1. them not to speak evil of anyone, but to be peaceful and friendly, and always to show a gentle attitude toward everyone. (Titus 3:2)

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

This is underpinned by our love and compassion for our community.

Keep learning

Every day, we actively seize the chance to learn, even from our mistakes, and we are curious about new knowledge and skills.

We track, listen and question to deepen our knowledge and to improve.

We see our mistakes as opportunities to learn and improve.

We seek opportunities to learn everywhere – at home, through enrichment, within our community.

We arrive at school ready and equipped to learn.

We take responsibility for our role in our own learning at home and in school.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3: 14)                  

This is underpinned by our commitment.