Ilsham Church of England Academy

We strive to enable all children to achieve their potential

Our vision at Ilsham C of E Academy is for every child to be confident and happy as we nurture their development and strive for success. We very much see ourselves as a family, who, with our Parents, work together to ensure the very best for each and every child. In doing this, we strive to enable all children to achieve their potential in all areas of their learning- intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural – through our engaging and aspirational curriculum.

Our Christian and School Values underpin our work as we encourage a strong and loving community spirit in which children thrive and develop a moral compass to guide them through life. Our ethos is Flourishing Futures and this is evident in everything we do, from our curriculum planning to school design. To empower us to enable every child to flourish, we value our incredible partnerships with our parents who are such a vital part of our academy family. We absolutely know that learning begins and continues at home and that by having excellent, supportive relationships with our parents, we can empower our children to blossom and excel. We do this every day by talking and working together to enable our children to develop trust, respect, confidence, independence, self-esteem and the desire to challenge themselves and learn together.

We are proud to be part of the Learning Academy Partnership, which is a family of inclusive and aspirational schools, working together within a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with a Church of England Foundation.

Mr Grinsill
Head of Academy

Our Vision

We will be an exceptional School Trust. We are committed to social mobility and a culture of belonging. We do this by investing in people enabling every child to be taught by the very best teachers so that we can achieve social change and all children flourish.

Flourishing Futures

The mission and core purpose of our School Trust is to enable Flourishing Futures for our children by working together as a values-led family of exceptional academies, delivering an entitlement to exceptional education across all our local communities and where every child flourishes. We believe that every young person, regardless of their background or context, can achieve and exceed the highest of expectations.



We champion opportunity and equality for all and in all we do.


We invest in each other and our communities.


We are one team and agree to work as one family.

Our Beliefs

We believe that:

  • We are Stronger Together – we deliver and achieve more than we could ever do individually. 
  • In a Sense of Belonging – every member of our School Trust matters and knows that they belong.
  • In Removing Barriers – ensuring that where you begin does not limit your horizons. 
  • In Realising the Possible – you cannot be what you cannot see.