Ethos & Values

Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Church of England Multi Academy Trust (MAT) within the Anglican Diocese of Leeds that exists to provide outstanding education in both primary and secondary schools in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds area. Abbey MAT is a mixed trust that includes community and Church of England academies. While our Church of England academies place particular emphasis on teaching children and young people about Christian values, beliefs and traditions, all of our academies subscribe to our underpinning educational, ethical and personal development principles and values.

We value diversity and will preserve the distinctive local character of each academy. We welcome students and families from all backgrounds, from all faiths and none. We aim to provide an excellent education, distinctive ethos and inclusive approach to those of the Christian faith, other faiths and no faith. We believe that other schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to the values of our Trust and they will be welcomed.

Abbey MAT is committed to providing high quality education for all within an ethos which seeks to work in partnership to educate, nurture and empower through academic, vocational, mental, physical, cultural and spiritual opportunities so that each individual in its academies is able to achieve their full potential. Our ethos and values underpin all the work of the Trust. Everyone is encouraged to explore their own spirituality and to recognise and understand that of others.

Our educational philosophy and ethos is underpinned by our founding values:

  • We believe in the value and potential of every child and young person.
  • We are committed to high standards of achievement.
  • We cultivate a positive mind set attitude built on the belief all students can make exceptional progress.
  • We will deliver high quality teaching to ensure powerful learning.
  • We value our staff because exceptional learning requires exceptional teachers. We provide excellent professional and career development and aim to be an employer of choice.
  • We will provide rich additional opportunities for all.
  • We will promote an educational community rooted in the Gospel values of humility, service, justice and compassion so we can nurture and empower our pupils to become independent, responsible, dignified, respectful, self-motivated and caring members of society.
  • Central to the well-being of our Multi Academy Trust is the idea of Koinonia or community. We are a family of schools made up of individual staff and students: all are needed and valued and each person is important to the whole.

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552