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Our Visions and Values

It is our mission to ensure that all students achieve the best possible start in their lives and gain the knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish in later education, employment and adult life.

Our Vision for Excellence

Our vision for excellence is one in which our students:

  • make excellent progress in their learning, regardless of social background, ability, gender, ethnic origin or sexual orientation
  • are engaged in an inclusive curriculum which delivers breadth and depth for each individual, as well as memorable learning experiences
  • become resilient, confident and accomplished learners, who can work in a co-operative and inclusive environment
  • develop a personal sense of respect and responsibility, and an appreciation of the rights of others both in school and the wider community
  • develop the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to thrive in the global economy of the twenty-first century
  • attain the skills and qualifications to successfully progress to an aspirational education and career

Our Values

Our values are underpinned by the Nolan principles and everyone at Edgar Wood Academy will demonstrate:

  • an unrelenting commitment to improve the quality of our provision and enhance the lives of our students
  • an openness in the way we build trust and bring purpose to our work as a school community
  • accountability through the rigorous, transparent and forensic analysis of all aspects of our performance
  • a demonstrable commitment to the principles of inclusion and equality
  • dedication to the borough of Rochdale and its surrounds
  • collective responsibility for one another and the results of all our students – ‘if one fails, we all fail’
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We've had so many examples of responsibility reward points this term we'd be hard pressed to pick the best!
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We're really proud of all the ways students have shown empathy this term. Lots of teachers have noticed kind and sensitive behaviour towards others, including our new Year 7s!
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
Here are some of the fantastic reasons we've been giving out resilience reward points:Super attitude and workPerformed with confidence and pride. Well done.Asking curious questions
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We are delighted to invite prospective students and their parents/carers to our Open Evening on Weds 4th October. The event starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. Please use the link below to book a time slot for the evening
@EdgarWoodAc - September 19
We have over 30 stalls already confirmed with lots of food on offer! 11am until 3pm this Sunday at
@EdgarWoodAc - September 19
On 24th September, the school will be hosting a One Community Day, organised by Langley Action and Business in the community. There will be a variety of activities, stalls, food and entertainment on the day. Everybody is welcome from 11am - 3pm, we would love you to join us!
@EdgarWoodAc - September 12
Visit Edgar Wood’s masterpiece in Middleton Manchester M24 6UNThe Long Street Methodist Church and Schoolrooms are open for visitors between 1 and 4pm on the following dates in September:Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Wednesday 13th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th
@EdgarWoodAc - September 8
It's been fantastic to celebrate attendance and reward points, as well as students who have shown leadership on the Junior Leadership Team and as anti-bullying ambassadors!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 20
We've got so many sporting achievements to celebrate and so many medals to give out!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 20
Celebration and emotion in our end of year rewards assembly! Year 7 are finding out who has won sports day and most reward points - which form will win?!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 20
Our second visit to this week, it gave the students a good insight into universities and student life. We hope it inspired them to achieve their goals!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 7
Congratulations to Lucas, Poppy and Archie who have won the 'British Values' poster competition! They created them in their own time following on from our British Values day during which pupils explored themes such as democracy, faith and liberty.
@EdgarWoodAc - July 6
Thanks to all who attended our Y8 Apprenticeship Fair today, they were spoilt for choice! Many want to do an apprenticeship in the future, let's make it happen!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 3
Thanks to all who attended our Y8 Apprenticeship Fair today, they were spoilt for choice! Many want to do an apprenticeship in the future, let's make it happen!
@EdgarWoodAc - July 3