Mission, vision & values


This is a short description of the aims of the school - an 'at a glance' snapshot of what we are about as an organisation.
At SSA our mission is:

To serve our local community by providing every child with the knowledge, qualifications and wider experiences they need to develop to their potential and to participate in and make a positive contribution to society.

Core values

These are the deeply held beliefs that will provide the foundation for our school and guide every decision within it. These will not change over time and will underpin and inform our approach to all significant issues within the school. They should be ‘lived’ not just words on a website or letterhead, so should influence the way we do things on a day to-day basis. The chosen core values strongly reflect feedback from staff, students and parents, they are:


What this means at SSA


We show respect for ourselves and each other in everything we do; diversity is celebrated; we respect the environment, we respect learning


We aim for excellence in everything we do – teachers teach excellent lessons, students produce excellent work; we maintain a growth mindset and challenge ourselves and others to constantly strive for excellence


We all take responsibility for our actions, owning both our successes and those times we fall short;
as a community, we recognise our responsibilities to each other and the wider community and environment



‘Dare to be wise’


SSA Vision and Values booklet