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Accrington Academy is sponsored by United Learning

United Learning was established to create a family of academies that provide outstanding education. It was formed in 2002 as a subsidiary of the United Church Schools Trust which has been running high-quality schools in the UK for 126 years. United Learning offers the stability of an organisation in this country and the experience to run successful schools. United Learning is the largest provider of academies across the UK. Its academies are inclusive and welcoming schools where students of all faiths, backgrounds and abilities are valued and respected. As a member of the United Learning family, Accrington Academy shares the objective of developing every student into a balanced and articulate individual with the intellectual freedom to be creative, the confidence to initiate, the resilience to cope with adversity, the strength to lead, the compassion to service others and the motivation to achieve a lifelong love of learning.

We are a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. We seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ – students, staff, parents and the wider community. Uniquely, our Group includes significant numbers of schools in both the public and the private sectors, working together for mutual benefit. We provide a broad education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. We focus sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to our practice and continue to learn and develop our schools. We make it a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience. Through being a group, we can offer more to both staff and young people that any single school could offer alone. The growing range of outstanding group-wide activities that we can provide will mean that more young people will have truly exceptional and inspiring experiences. Already, we believe that our group contains the most developed relationships and practical interaction between independent and state schools in the country, creating benefits for all the schools involved.

Our approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere. We summarise this ethos as The Best in Everyone. This ethos underpins our core values:

  • Ambition – to achieve the best for ourselves and others
  • Confidence – to have the courage of our convictions and to take risks in the right cause
  • Creativity – to imagine possibilities and make them real
  • Respect – of ourselves and others in all that we do
  • Enthusiasm – to seek opportunity, find what is good and pursue talents and interests
  • Determination – to overcome obstacles and reach success

As a single organisation, we seek to bring together the best of independent and state sectors, respecting both traditions and learning from each. We believe that each of our schools is and should be distinctive – each is committed to developing its own distinctive strengths and identity while sharing our core values as institutions which promote service, compassion and generosity. This ethos is our expression of our Christian roots, in schools which are fully inclusive and both welcome and respect students and staff of all faiths and none.

  • Abbey Hey Primary Academy
  • Accrington Academy
  • AKS Lytham
  • Ashford School
  • Avonbourne Boys’ Academy
  • Avonbourne Girls’ Academy
  • Avonwood Primary School
  • Bacons College
  • Banstead Prep School
  • Barnsley Academy
  • Beacon View Primary Academy
  • Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
  • Carter Community School
  • Castleview Academy
  • Coleridge Community College
  • Corngreaves Academy
  • Coworth Flexlands
  • Cravenwood Primary Academy
  • Dukesgate Academy
  • Dunottar School
  • Embley
  • Glenmoor & Winton Academies
  • Goresbrook School
  • Grange Primary Academy
  • Guildford High School
  • Hampshire Dingle Primary School
  • Hanwell Fields Community School
  • High Hazels Academy
  • Hill View Primary School
  • Hull Collegiate School
  • Hunningley Primary School
  • Irlam & Cadishead Academy
  • John Smeaton Academy
  • Kettering Buccleuch Academy
  • Lambeth Academy
  • Langford Primary
  • Lincoln Minster School
  • Longshaw Primary Academy
  • Manchester Academy
  • Marlborough Road Academy
  • Midhurst Rother College
  • Newstead Wood School
  • North Oxfordshire Academy
  • Northampton Academy
  • Nova Hreod Academy
  • Orchard Meadow Primary School
  • Paddington Academy
  • Parkside Community College
  • Pegasus Primary School
  • PHC Hitchin
  • Richard Rose Central Academy
  • Richard Rose Morton Academy
  • Rowan Preparatory School
  • Salford City Academy (s)
  • Salisbury Manor Primary School
  • Seahaven Academy (s)
  • Sheffield Park Academy (s)
  • Sheffield Springs Academy (s)
  • Shoreham Academy (s)
  • Silverdale Primary Academy (p)
  • Southway Primary School (p)
  • St Ives School
  • Stockport Academy (s)
  • Surbiton High School
  • Swindon Academy
  • The Albion Academy
  • The Galfrid Academy
  • The Hurlingham Academy
  • The Hyndburn Academy
  • The John Roan School
  • The Regis School
  • The Totteridge Academy
  • The Victory Primary School
  • Timbertree Academy
  • Trumpington Community College
  • Walthamstow Academy
  • Walthemstow Primary Academy
  • Whittingham Primary Academy
  • Wilberforce Primary
  • William Hulme’s Grammar School
  • Windale Primary School
  • Winston Way Primary School
  • Worsbrough Bank End Primary School
  • Wye School

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Would you like to share your career experiences with our students?


With National Careers week approaching on Monday 2nd March,  we are looking to build up a directory of people in as many different jobs and professions as possible who would be willing to give an insight into the different roles they carry out.


If you are interested please follow the below link or contact the Academy directly - 01254 304300