School Vision and Ethos

School Vision/Ethos

Our vision is to improve student achievement, develop character, create an academic culture and raise aspirations. We guarantee that we will do whatever it takes to make sure that every student, irrespective of their starting point, receives an excellent education.

We are an inclusive school at the heart of the community; we want to help that community to grow and thrive; to both feed back into our community, and to give our students the best possible opportunities in the wider world.  

We have high expectations, and just as there are no shortcuts, there are no excuses. 

Our children give 100% and work their hardest. We're proud to support them.



What's the Big IDEA?

We want to prepare students academically, in life skills and in their own personal development to improve life chances through education. We instill an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning through our four core values.



The only way we grow is by trying new things, from the way we teach to finding new technologies. We are always on the lookout for better ways of doing things. At Wayland Academy, we are not afraid to push boundaries, break tradition and innovate to educate. 


Understanding what makes someone who they are is extremely powerful. From their strengths to their weaknesses, their beliefs to their culture. We can give young people the opportunities to discover who they are and who they want to become, academically and emotionally. 


There is a big wide world out there and we want to share it with our pupils. Our teaching goes beyond the classroom, giving them real experiences which allow them to develop the key skills needed to grasp new opportunities, and lead them to a life they love. 


We equip our young people with the confidence to believe in themselves. Supporting them on every step of that journey, overcoming any obstacles and rewarding all success, big or small. So when it's time to move on they feel like they can take on the world.