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Vision and Values


All Hinckley Academy students receive high quality teaching and learning through an ambitious and aspirational curriculum that is inclusive of and enriching for all learners.

Our students are immersed in a culture of PRIDE, to become thoughtful and informed citizens, able to succeed on any global platform. They take pride in everything they do and approach everything with integrity and self-worth celebrating their own and others achievements. They are resilient and persist in their endeavours in tackling any challenges they face both in learning and in life. Our students are highly numerate and literate, able to write purposefully and have fluency in their oracy, with a rich, varied vocabulary gained through a culture of reading for pleasure. They are self-motivated leaders of learning, with a good understanding of how they learn; curious in their thinking with the ability to independently solve problems through metacognitive processes.

Students exhibit a high degree of discipline through self-control and self-regulation within the school to create a calm and purposeful learning community. They show empathy and compassion when dealing with others and seek to challenge stereotypical thinking. They engage in high quality extra-curricular experiences such as sporting activities at local and national levels and performing arts activities that could rival any West End performance.

Next generation STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) practitioners develop their expertise in a purpose-built STEM building and make their mark by excelling in national and international competitions.

Our students have a well-informed understanding and exposure to careers and the world of work so they are aspirational and sought out by employers. Excellent outcomes at KS4 enable our students to access the correct progression route, including our high quality academic sixth form provision, a springboard for large numbers of students to take up places at Russell Group universities, prestigious apprenticeships or employment.

By challenging, motivating and inspiring our students, they strive and thrive to be the very best they can be.

Our Values are clear and lived by all our staff:

Students First: All staff, governors and parents focused upon the education of all our students. Academic achievement is at the heart of all we do and we are committed to providing students with an exceptional education.

It’s about Learning: Students, all staff, governors and parents are focused upon developing and improving the learning of students. We provide a high-quality curriculum and learning experience so that learning is at the forefront of all our minds.

No Barriers: We want to remove barriers and offer support, to ensure students, all staff, governors and parents maximise the academic achievement of students whilst enabling them to develop and flourish as well-rounded individuals.

Our values are at the heart of all of our decision making to ensure we provide the very best education and experience for the students at Hinckley Academy.

Equality Objectives

Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre is committed to Building Brighter Futures for our students, our staff and our community. This commitment includes targeted action to address inequality and ensure disadvantaged groups are proactively supported to access the educational opportunities we offer.

We are working towards six Equality Objectives:

  1. To narrow the gap in achievement in English and Maths for disadvantaged students, and for those students identified as having barriers to their learning.
  2. To improve the performance of all ability students but in particular High Attaining, including High Attaining disadvantaged and SEND students across the curriculum so that targets are met or exceeded.
  3. To increase the uptake of enrichment activities by all groups of students, including disadvantaged students and students identified as having barriers to their learning, through the tracking of student participation in school activities.
  4. To improve the attendance rates and reduce the persistent absence of all students and in particular certain key groups of students in the school.
  5. Diverse Workforce – The academy takes pride in offering equality of opportunities for all staff.
  6. We carefully consider and analyse the impact of school policies on equality and the possible implications for students and staff with protected characteristics, as part of our commitment to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requirement to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.