Our Ethos and Values

At Sir Herbert Leon Academy we care about and are totally committed to each and every student’s academic success, personal well-being and preparation for the future. We are proud to be an inclusive community school which welcomes all cultures, faiths and beliefs. Our core purpose is to enable all young people to have the opportunities to make exceptional progress both academically and in their life outside of the classroom so that they are able to live fulfilling and successful lives. Our commitment to Self-management, Teamwork, Reflective and Independent learning, Participation and Experimental thinking underpin everything that we do.


We value

  • Being ambitious and always expecting the highest standards.
  • Empowering students to make decisions about their subsequent education and their future lives.
  • Intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning.
  • Creative and stimulating learning and teaching environments in which each and every student feels safe and secure to express themselves and fulfil their optimum potential.
  • ​A broad and exciting curriculum that stretches all our students and enables them to achieve, develop and extend their life skills.
  • Creating a calm and structured environment in which positive relationships flourish.
  • Working in partnership with parents/carers; encouraging them to be actively involved in their child's education.
  • Developing our students’ appreciation and respect for others as well as for themselves.
  • Reflecting regularly on our school’s strengths and areas for development in order to continue to thrive.