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The Thomas Deacon Academy values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration sit at the heart of everything we do. We believe passionately about the importance of academic achievement but we value, equally, the wellbeing, personal development and character of every young person in our care. We celebrate and nurture every characteristic, gift, talent and enthusiasm in our young people and help them to live their lives with a strong moral framework. Our values our central to our success: 



We are honest. We do what we say we will do and do not make excuses. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing. We model trusting relationships in our learning through our planning, positivity and partnership.


We never give up and always do the right thing. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We expect discipline from ourselves and others: we are respectful, polite and courteous. We never give up in our learning and are disciplined in our punctuality, preparation and persistence.


We want the very best. We have an unwavering focus on results and do all we can to create a culture of success. We drive to get better at things that matter. We want the very best and show aspiration in our purpose, progress and performance.

These core values define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, modelling trust and discipline at all times.