Principal's Message

Our vision is to be an outstanding learning community where every individual is enabled to achieve their true potential.”

Our mission is to ensure that all learners in our community benefit from the opportunities available to them in order to achieve the greatest possible success in their time with us. Our motto, Learning Changes Lives, reinforces our core belief in the value of education to positively transform people and society.

Students and staff benefit from brand new, state of the art, facilities, purpose built and officially opened in July 2018. In addition to the main teaching building the Academy has a Sports’ Centre comprising a four-court sports hall, dance studio and fitness suite as well as an on-site nursery. Outside space includes an all-weather 3G pitch and extensive playing fields.

We have high expectations of every student and insist on the upmost standards of behaviour and respect.


The Academy’s ethos promotes a rich and diverse learning environment in which every student is offered the opportunity to grow in maturity and understanding. The curriculum has been devised to enable students to develop the skills and comprehension necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

We draw strength from strong partnerships: with our parents, the community we serve and the close links we have with all of the schools within the wider Trust. Together we have extensive experience and expertise to guide our work.

This website gives you a brief insight into our ethos and our labour. Do come and visit us to see our principles in action. Please also let me know if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve.

I look forward to welcoming your daughter or son to The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy.

Michael del Río