Mission and values

Our mission is to challenge educational and social disadvantage in the North. 


By the age of 18, we want every student to have the choice of university or a high quality apprenticeship. 

We ask ourselves critical questions to ensure clarity and focus: 

Why do we exist?  

To challenge educational and social disadvantage in the North.  

How do we behave?  

Work hard - determined to get things done  

Be good - behave with integrity and honesty  

Be nice - show humility and be a positive team player  

What do we do?  

We establish high-performing non-faith academies which maximise attainment, value diversity, develop character and build cultural capital.  

How will we succeed?  

With a focus on academic rigour, aligned autonomy and talent first. Please see below some videos from Dixons OpenSource explaining each of these key areas.

Academic rigour
Aligned autonomy
Talent first