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Ethos and Values

Paddington Academy ensures that every student is well-educated, has the opportunity to attend university, and is able to lead a happy and fulfilled life. 

At Paddington Academy we are about outstanding learning. Every decision is made with the question in mind ‘will this help the students to learn better and achieve more?’ We believe in a relentless focus on high achievement in all areas of the life of the Academy.

We are clear that there are no excuses for underachievement. We aim to identify barriers that may be standing in the way of achievement, understand them in relation to our context and then focus on breaking them down, one by one. There are no excuses. We specialise in knowing our community and how best to support all our learners.

The culture that has been established is about a persistent focus on high standards in EVERY aspect of school life: learning, behaviour, attitude, uniform, attendance and punctuality. We insist upon consistency and a commitment to shared values – by individuals, groups and the whole community. We will always challenge anything that is less than the very best that each individual can give.

We instil in our students from the start a sense of integrity and confidence. Every adult in our community is a role model; every student is a role model and we all have the opportunity and responsibility to have a positive impact on the lives of others. We all ‘walk the talk’ and create a positive learning environment in all that we do. We give trust and respect at all times and ensure that students have fun and are happy in their learning. This ethos has established a success culture that we celebrate at every opportunity.

Home to the hardest working students in the UK

In order to achieve ‘the best in everyone’ the students have the following motto as their guide:

Hard Work

We achieve greatness by working hard 


We do the right thing because it is who we are


We will be better today than we were yesterday


#hardwork #integrity #excellence

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