At Eastwood, we recognise that the personal development of our pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

All adults will model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families.

Children are taught to differentiate between right and wrong, in as far as their actions affect other people, and they are encouraged to value themselves and others.

Children are taught to understand their rights and responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others.

The Academy's expectations, enshrined within its ethos and vision, promote responsible behaviour.



Click here for the Curriculum Policy  

Click here for the SMSC Assemblies Programme


The Academy provides a large range of opportunities outside of the classroom which include:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • World Challenge.
  • New York trip.
  • Ski trip to Italy.
  • Art trip to Florence.
  • PGL water sports trip to France.
  • WW1 battlefields in Belgium.
  • Day trip to France.
  • Theatre trips to London (Matilda, Woman in Black).
  • PE Sports Tour to Holland.
  • Trip to the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern.
  • Sports Award.
  • Arts Award.
  • Student Leadership Team.
  • Dragons' Den.
  • Warhammer and Dungeons and Dragons Club.
  • Trips to Russell Group universities.
  • School Choir.
  • Orchestra.
  • Drama Productions.
  • Sports Clubs/Teams.
  • Academy Newspaper.
  • ESU Public Speaking Competition.
  • Computing Club.
  • Homework Club.
  • Dance Club.
  • Spanish Club.
  • Chess Club.  
  • Young Carers Club.

Healthy Schools Status

On 13th July 2022, the Academy was awarded Healthy Schools Status for a further 2 years. 

The status is awarded according to a school meeting the following:

  • Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) - 13 criteria.
  • Healthy Eating - 11 criteria.
  • Physical Activity  - 10 criteria.
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (including staff wellbeing) - 9 criteria.

Click here for the Healthy Schools Certificate


British Values 

Fundamental British Values are a set of agreed beliefs and principles designed to create an orderly society, where individual citizens can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others.

British Value



A form of government in which the people choose elected representatives to run the country.

The Rule of Law

A situation in which all people are subject to and accountable to laws that are fairly applied and enforced.

Individual Liberty

The state of being free i.e. people are able to act and speak freely and make individual choices regarding how they lead their life.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

An understanding that all people do not share the same beliefs and values, and therefore differences exist which should be accepted and respected.


In 2014, the DfE published guidance placing a duty on schools to ‘actively promote’ fundamental British values, as part of SMSC in schools, to help prepare young people for life in modern Britain.



Academy Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 (2023)
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Academy Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 (2022)

Academy Newsletter - Autumn Term 2 (2022)

Academy Newsletter - Spring Term 1 (2023)

Academy Newsletter - Spring Term 2 (2023)

Academy Newsletter - Summer Term 1 (2023)

Academy Newsletter - Summer Term 2 (2023)