Ethos and Vision

Our Moral Purpose is


Our Core Values are

We are

  • Child centred
  • Adaptive and sensitive to need
  • Authentic in our relationships

Our Vision

… is to support all learners, raising their aspirations through high quality engaging education which empowers and liberates their futures.

At The Fermain Academy, we believe that:

We can reengage those students who have become disconnected with not only mainstream education but with their own dreams and aspirations. We want to help students to recognise their achievements, and by delivering a personalised curriculum that will allow them to sit a minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent).

We will prepare them for a world where they can truly realise their full potential. Designed to encourage all students to be respectful of, and generate their own alternative viewpoints and ideas, we’ll deliver a complete academic, social and emotional learning experience by placing students in smaller working groups led by adult role models that our students trust.

The safety and wellbeing – both emotional and physical – of all our students and staff is paramount, something we ensure by maintaining safe and stimulating learning environments and implementing robust systems of behaviour, as well as social and emotional support. Finally, we want to provide the best possible standards of care, support, and learning for all students and staff by promoting an environment in which our staff can develop and share their skills, knowledge and experience.

Learning should be exciting and purposeful

Child centred education- Students are placed at the very core of all we do. All approaches are child centred, ensuring that each student can maximise their potential through a bespoke and tailored approach in an environment and climate which enables each and every individual to succeed.