Our Vision and Values

We aspire to the highest standards, achieve to the best of our ability and aim for excellence in all that we do”

“Children grow to fill the space we create for them, and if it’s big, they grow tall.
The best present we can give our children is the chance to do something great.
It’s a gift that will last a lifetime and transform their lives.”
Jonathan Sacks


The Williamson Trust is a gracious and scholarly organisation that is committed to transforming children’s lives through education. We believe that children and adults flourish when they learn and work as members of a supportive, cohesive community built on high expectations, rigour, mutual respect and pride in their own and each other’s achievements.

We believe that:

  1. All children are entitled to access a world class education
  2. Everyone, regardless of background or starting point, can achieve the highest academic standards
  3. Children should be equipped with values, attitudes and attributes that will serve them well in university, the workplace and in their life
  4. All members of staff deserve great challenge and support on their journey to becoming masters of their craft

We are a disciplined Academy, where pupils thrive in a culture defined by mutual respect and impeccable behaviour. We unashamedly focus on academic excellence and focus on every child achieving highly in subjects that will serve them well beyond school and into the next stage of their education and into their careers. 

We have an uncompromising culture of no excuses, and we insist on high standards for staff and pupils. We mean this, we follow it and we refer to it every day because we believe in it.  Every pupil matters, every pupil can achieve, every lesson counts.

The Williamson Trust way is to develop World Class teaching in line with a precision teaching model that embeds consistently high standards at all times while retaining autonomy to develop our own learning experiences for pupils in lessons.

Throughout our methodologies we commit to ensuring every Williamson Trust Pupil is consistently provided with the opportunities to equip themselves with the values and attributes that will support them when faced with future challenges and experiences. All elements of our practice have purpose in nurturing these qualities in our pupils and these are referenced throughout this Handbook in bold.