Our vision

To inspire. To raise aspirations. To create brighter tomorrows.

Our core values

We empower
We respect 
We care

Our ethos – putting shared values into action

At Retford Oaks, when we put our shared values into action we demonstrate that we are ‘Dedicated to Excellence.’ Our academy is a stimulating and inspiring learning environment, with highly motivated students who aspire towards excellence in all that they do.

We have extremely high expectations of our students which allow them to flourish and gain the best possible learning experience. We strive to maximise opportunities by ensuring high quality teaching and learning in an outstanding educational setting. Through a broad and balanced curriculum, we ensure all learners are empowered to meet their full potential.

As well as high academic expectations, we are dedicated to the development of personal skills and to ensuring students leave us as well-rounded, motivated and successful young people.

Our ethos is based on:

  • constantly developing innovative practices to enhance the high quality teaching we offer to all of our students. Cutting-edge technology, alongside a range of other methods, is used to inspire learning and deepen comprehension;
  • ensuring respect for each other, our environment, our community and ourselves. We all have different views, talents and abilities. Valuing each other’s contributions and celebrating our individual personalities, voices and talents are key to our academy ethos;
  • empowering our students to challenge themselves. We actively encourage each student to go beyond what they think is possible. Staff encourage our students and enable their goals to be reached. The academy rewards success and offers appropriate developmental support where needed;
  • offering exceptional pastoral care, enabling every individual to grow within our learning community. We work together, we learn together. Our dedication to excellence drives us towards the communal aim of achieving our goals, in the classroom and beyond.