Values and Ethos

Values and Ethos

Ad Astra Academy Trust Values and Ethos

Our Purpose

Our strapline ‘STARS IN THE MAKING‘ is equally resonant with employees as with our pupils, they can all be the best they want to be within Ad Astra.

Our purpose is a singular statement that defines what we do and why we do it.  Our purpose has been defined and agreed as:

‘Working Together For Children‘

Other lines that can be used are:

  • Enriching Children’s lives
  • Working Together for Each Other
  • Working Together for Education

We have identified the following values that are the tenets, stars or ‘cornerstones’ of our brand – the foundations on which the Ad Astra brand is built and which helps us to simplify and articulate our ethos.



All employees, pupils and other stakeholders in our Trust will be given the support needed to not only achieve their ambitions but to enjoy and thrive within our Trust. We will enable and support children by removing barriers to success.



Togetherness is hugely important to us; it unites us and provides a community of support and challenge.

We share the same beliefs and values and there is a moral fibre and ethical strength that binds us together.



Children are at the heart of everything that we do and pupil achievement is our primary focus. Equally, we recognise and are driven to achieve success for all stakeholders across our Trust.



We operate within a culture of respect and integrity; qualities that make for a successful organisation.

We value everyone in the Trust, treating them with dignity.

We foster inclusivity by respecting and recognising individuals and giving each stakeholder a voice and a chance to help shape the direction of our organisation.



We provide an innovative, first class education to inspire our children to reach their full potential.

A belief that every pupil matters and deserves the best education is what drives us.