Castleford Academy Trust

Trust Vision & Values

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Trust Vision

Our vision is simple, “Working together to achieve excellence for all”. All academies within the Trust have a strong moral purpose to provide an excellent standard of education and have a positive impact on their communities. We firmly believe that success is achieved when we work together. Click here for the overall Trust’s vision statement.

Trust Values

All that we do at Castleford Academy Trust is underpinned by the Trust values; Care, Aspire, Succeed.


We care deeply for the pupils in our academies and the care that we provide is underpinned by an exemplary pastoral and welfare programme of support.

An important part of the care that we offer is the right for all pupils to access lessons that are free from low level disruption and poor behaviour.

As a result, we have high standards and expectations of pupil behaviour.  We believe that this is essential throughout our academies, so teachers can teach and learners can learn.  In addition to this, we ensure that we support children and their families to remove any barriers to success. We expect that our pupils grow to respect themselves and others, to look for the good in others and to be honest and trustworthy.

We want our pupils to value what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain by both accepting and celebrating the richness and diversity of their community.  We make sure that pupils are happy, confident individuals who feel valued and empowered so that they can make a positive contribution during their time at school and beyond.


Everyone at Castleford Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances and aspirations for pupils.  In an ever-changing world, we prepare pupils to compete with the best locally, nationally and internationally.

We strongly believe that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability. We will ensure that every pupil has an equal opportunity to make the most of their education and develop and nurture their individual talents. We want all pupils to believe that their potential is limitless and that there is no cap on what can be achieved with ambition, hard work, perseverance and support.

We do this by offering a range of learning and enrichment opportunities to help pupils to discover, unlock and develop their learning, thinking and talents.  We expose pupils to the best that has been thought and said in order to broaden their horizons.


We work tirelessly to unlock the potential in all pupils, regardless of levels of ability, to ensure that every pupil does their best and that no child is left behind.

The curriculum ensures that pupils achieve well and make excellent progress from their starting points.  A strong focus on the basics ensures that all pupils have excellent levels of literacy and numeracy, essential for everyday life.

We develop knowledge, skills, values and attributes to ensure that pupils grow to be successful citizens who make a positive contribution to society.  We look to find and develop other success including sporting, artistic, musical, dramatic and technological talents alongside character and personal development.

We endeavour to give our pupils a first class learning environment and experience from which they can thrive