Ethos and Values

Outstanding Learning & Exceptional Achievement


Oxford Spires Academy ensures that every student is well-educated, has the opportunity to attend university, and is able to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Oxford Spires Academy is a friendly and positive Academy which values each individual. We are highly collaborative and ensure that no child is left behind. We build strong rapport, both as teams of teachers and with our students. Students develop a strong sense of belonging and strong sense of identity, cared for and challenged through our vibrant House System.


Our students make strong progress. We are about outstanding learning and exceptional achievement. 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 to support each individual to be the best that they can be.


We are a centre for excellence for English and literacy and believe in developing each students’ strong personal voice and their confidence. 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.


We instill 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 walk’ 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.


We want all of our students ‘to be the best that they can be’


Our Hard Work

We achieve greatness by working hard and progress to achieve the next step.


Our Integrity

We do the right thing because it is who we are and who we want to be.


Our Excellence

We will be better today than we were yesterday. We will be better tomorrow than we were today.