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 Holgate, when we put our shared values into action we ask our academy community to demonstrate ‘Manners, Determination and Teamwork.’ We empower each student to strive for their personal best in intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth, and ensure each is supported to develop personally as well as academically.

Outstanding teaching which inspires learning is our priority. Through a wide and comprehensive curriculum, taught alongside our principles of manners, determination and teamwork, our students develop skills and resilience which will serve them well during their education and into their future lives. Our highly-qualified and motivated staff work hard to ensure our students achieve at the highest level, whatever their starting point, whilst also ensuring we provide exceptional pastoral care.

We encourage all students to enjoy their time at the academy and play a key part in all that academy life has to offer. Our ultimate purpose is very simple – to do everything that we can to ensure that our students aspire to leave the academy ready to take their place in an increasingly complicated, competitive, yet rewarding, world.

Our ethos is based on:

  • ensuring respect for each other and the environment by encouraging exemplary manners. Students will learn in a secure, happy and caring environment where care and support for all individuals inspire students to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to achieve their fullest potential in a rapidly changing world;
  • promoting aspiration through a determination to learn. Students will be enabled to achieve academically, making strong progress underpinned by high quality teaching and high expectations which challenge and empower learning;
  • developing and encouraging teamwork to ensure that all work together to create a successful educational experience – staff, students, parents, carers, governors and the wider community. We are all united in our goal to harness education as the foundation of future success and happiness.