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Ethos & Values

Merchants’ Academy has a distinctive and positive ethos which guides our work and the education of our students. Preparation for adult life underpins our Academy aims and the well-developed culture which is established across all aspects and functions of the Academy. We are committed to the success of each of our students whatever stage they are at in their education and this is reflected through the Academy's values and commitment to:

  • provide high quality education and a thirst for life-long learning
  • enable everyone to enjoy success and achievement
  • promote confidence and a strong sense of personal worth
  • have high expectations which will be reflected in the targets set for staff and students alike
  • harness the energies of children, students, staff and parents to establish a genuine partnership with the Academy for the benefit of all
  • establish a business-like ethos by beliefs in values and attitudes such as hard work, honesty, integrity, respect and concern for others
  • provide quality opportunities for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children and young people
  • ensure that the effectiveness of all Academy staff is maintained and developed through considerable investment in high quality, continuous professional learning  

This is demonstrated through constant reference to our BRISTOL Values of:

Boldness – Aim high, show courage and hope to push against any barriers

Respect – Be considerate and respect the rights of others

Integrity – If it’s not right, do not do it. If it’s not true, don’t say it

Service – We have a responsibility to the future and each other

Tenacity – Tough times don’t last, strong people do

Optimism – No pessimist discovered the secret of the starts or uncharted land

Learning – A commitment to lifelong development unlocks your full potential