“Where Everyone C.A.N.”
We are a school that encourages and celebrates a love of learning – where each pupil is known and cared about as an individual. We have created a community of pupils, parents and teachers, committed to striving towards and achieving success.
Chilton Academy has the highest academic aspirations and, at the same time, maintains a caring, family-orientated culture. Our ethos is fully inclusive, with a powerful Pupil Voice, which strives to represent all. Our school is a calm, orderly environment that embraces all learners. We have the highest expectations for each and every member of our school community. We are dedicated to ensuring all our pupils succeed – challenging and developing their ability to think independently, enabling them to transfer their skills and learning to all aspects of their life; preparing them for successful lives in the future. We ensure that our curriculum is inspiring and relevant for our young people, innovative and varied. It celebrates a breadth of subjects – and associated skills – ensuring that our pupils access potentially life-changing opportunities. We have the highest expectations for each and every member of our school community – based around our basic school values of Respect, Inspiration, Determination, Friendship, Equality, Courage, Excellence and Tolerance.
These values were adopted from the Olympic and Paralympic model during the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
We pride ourselves in our educational links – including our role as a member school of the Durham Teaching School Alliance. We recognise that our work in partnership with other schools and professionals, ensures that our own practice remains outstanding and continually challenges our thinking and educational approaches. Durham Teaching School Alliance, facilitator for Sunderland University Teacher Training Programme and collaboration with colleagues as far afield as South Trafford.
Mrs A Pybus-Coates, Headteacher