Our Ethos and Values

Darton Academy is an exciting place to learn and as soon as you enter the building you can feel a buzz of enthusiasm. There is a sense of purpose, and the academy is calm and orderly, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on knowing our pupils well and doing our utmost to ensure everyone fulfils their true potential. We were inspected by Ofsted in February 2023 and recognised as a “Good”, school.

We aim to ensure that our pupils can learn in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone values academic achievement and has a positive attitude to learning. As a result of our journey of continuous improvement, our pupils achieved another set of fantastic GCSE results in the summer of 2023, and we continue to go from strength to strength.

We believe in rewarding pupils for good behaviour, attendance and achievement and run a number of celebration events throughout the year, from “Super September” to our summer “DartFest”. We place learning at the heart of everything we do and use our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience to build a positive ethos. Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their very best. Our dedicated and talented teachers and support staff are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for every child in our care. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Darton Academy.

Mr Joe Spencer – Principal

Darton Academy is part of Delta Academies Trust, an educational charity led by Paul Tarn, our Chief Executive Officer.