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Carlton le Willows Academy

Nothing but the best

Values and Standards

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a school that delivers excellence in all that it does - with deep learning opportunities for students, which enables them to grow and become confident, knowledgeable and curious individuals and global citizens. We believe in education for the common good as well as education for self-fulfilment. Therefore, the school aims to nurture students who are ambitious for themselves, and the local community, whilst understanding their civic responsibilities. 

Our Mission

Our mission, put simply, is for students to reach their academic potential and develop the character skills and leadership qualities they need for success and happiness in life.

It is this mission that drives us closer to realising our vision.

Our Values

Our core values of humanity, honesty and humility are a guide to the way we do things at Carlton le Willows - how we interact with each other and how we work together to achieve our vision, mission and goals.

Humanity means acting with kindness and compassion.


(Being a take care school)

Honesty means acting with personal and professional integrity.


(Moral leadership)

Humility means acting with calm  determination.


(Being of good character)

Our Curriculum Intent


Character Resilient and confident individuals well equipped to lead safe, happy and healthy lives
Ambition Aspirational for the future, with the skills and knowledge to reach your full academic potential
Respect Ready for responsibility, respectful of others' beliefs, cultures and values with the ability to work together in all situations
Enrichment Effective lifelong learners who take all the opportunities that life at CLW offers and are confident to discover new talents and passions
Success Well prepared for the next steps in your journeys and ready for success in the world of work or further education

Our Motto

Nihil Nisi Optimum

nothing but the best

is the high standard to which we aspire.

Carlton le Willows has long had a reputation in the area as a caring school where the high expectations of pupils contributes much to the success they have achieved in examinations over many years.

We are proud of our strong reputation and work hard to ensure every student has the opportunity to better their best. We are committed to achieving our overriding goal that is set out in our motto ‘Nihil Nisi Optimum’ (Nothing but the best).

The motto is our promise to parents, it is a statement of our intent and a description of what we do. Le Willows has served this community since the fifties and several generations of students have come and gone, each richly benefitting from the high standards, high levels of achievement, warm relationships, good discipline and the strong sense of purpose we offer here. We believe we make a difference in the lives of the children with whom we work and we are proud of our record of success.


Mr R Bond-Taylor
Acting Headteacher