Visions and Values

Our Vision

At The Co-operative Academy of Leeds, our vision is clear:

We demonstrate Courage, Commitment and Growth.

We aim to reflect these guiding principles and expect everyone involved with the Academy to show courage, commitment and growth in everything that we do:

  • Courage to take those important first steps
  • Commitment to see things through, however tough; and
  • Growth, be it in terms of mindset, outcomes and achievements

Vision Statement


We expect everyone to show courage.

We are optimistic about what we can achieve; we demonstrate a growth mindset – so that nothing is impossible; we are prepared to take risks and be brave

After all, if we settle for second best, that is all we will ever achieve.

Part of being courageous is making sure your voice is heard – we must never be afraid to speak up for ourselves and others against injustice, or to put our opinions across in a positive way.

We must never be afraid to ask for help – but more importantly, we should not be afraid to show pride in our achievements.


Every member of the Academy family must show commitment.  We will expect everyone to be responsible for their own actions, and be committed to persevere, whatever is thrown their way.

We want people to show passion and solidarity, but also empathy for others.

These expectations are rooted in our collective commitment – we will be consistent, insistent and persistent in our approach to attendance, punctuality, uniform, behaviour, homework, and to ensuring everyone is working hard and being challenged


Courage and commitment lead to Growth – but only if we continually strive to be the best we can be.

We want everyone to achieve success and make progress, in their academic, social and personal journeys, but we need to make sure we all have a “winning” attitude – we are always learning, and we need to show that we are confident to take on new challenges whenever they present themselves.

Our aim for the Academy is very simple - we just want to be better.

We want better exam results for all; we want all of our young people to leave, ready and prepared for the next stage of their lives. 

We want to provide opportunities to experience life outside the Academy community, which will develop confidence and promote personal development.


The Co-operative Values

Continuing to sit very much alongside the Academy's vision are the Co-operative Values of:

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Equity
  • Equality
  • Democracy
  • Solidarity

We expect staff, students, parents and governors to espouse these values in their daily lives, and for staff to seek to actively reward and praise students who demonstrate these characteristics.