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Court Lane Infant Academy

Aims, Visions and Values


Children are at the heart of what we do. We empower people to be lifelong learners, equipping children with knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to aspire, adapt and achieve in an ever changing world. We embrace people’s energy and enthusiasm, encouraging creativity of thought, nurturing curiosity, respect, responsibility and independence.

Every child, Every chance, Every day.


  • Standards: With high expectations of everyone, secure academic excellence and success for all pupils.
  • Curriculum: Provide an ambitious, inspiring and progressive R-6 curriculum that nurtures the growth of the whole child, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life.
  • Team development: Value and support the ongoing development of our staff team, with a range of opportunities leading to high levels of expertise and professionalism across the Court Lane Academies.
  • Community: Promote wellbeing with active healthy citizens who collaborate, respect others and recognise responsibilities in the community.
  • Resources: Develop and maintain an engaging and sustainable environment which enables us to grow and thrive.

Our core values underpin everything that we do:

BELIEVE ….. We cultivate a growth mindset, with positive attitudes and development of every pupil’s learning behaviours, to support children to have confidence to try and then succeed in small steps for each learning journey. Our partnership with parents is essential and valued when encouraging young children to attain high standards of effort, achievement and behaviour. United we can achieve so much more to help children feel proud of success, support their next steps and celebrate their individuality.

INSPIRE….. We want children to enjoy and achieve now so they feel good about themselves and have a thirst for learning more. In order to do this we have to find out what they can already do, how they learn best, what interests children and how we can engage their curiosity, light their imaginations and deepen the learning. Community, LA and University links help us to network widely to do this.

ACHIEVE…… We have high expectations and ambitions that we strive hard to achieve for every individual, improving high standards and maintaining a positive reputation within the community.   

We considered the type of learners we wanted to prepare for life and send on to their next school. If we were to get this approach right we needed to ask pupils, parents, governors and staff the characteristics and values we would like our children to display by the time they leave us. All the words our stakeholders used were then fed into a word cloud creator which made the most frequently chosen words appear bigger. This word cloud describes the type of pupils we wish to develop at Court Lane Academies and is how we arrived at our core values.