We believe every young person can succeed and we devote ourselves to improving student achievement, through high quality teaching and student support. Our young people are challenged to achieve through high expectations within a "you can do it culture". We aim at all times to build aspiration, to inspire and to motivate our students so they have the opportunity for greater choice in life.
The personal development of students at Edgar Wood Academy is central to our mission. Our Personal Development Programme aims to:
- Develop students’ confidence and character, so that they can create opportunities for themselves.
- Equip students with the skills to make the most of opportunities that they encounter, and to fully realise their potential.
- Broaden their horizons and expose them to new ideas, so that they are well informed and can embrace change.
- Empower students with regards to society, careers and relationships, so that they know their rights and what they are entitled to.
As part of our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum, enrichment is a central part of a student’s experience at Edgar Wood Academy. All students are expected to participate in a minimum of two different activities each week, and can choose from the wide range of activities available. We encourage students to not only develop existing skills, but to also try new things which will allow them to see their abilities in a new light. Students are enrolled in the Children’s University through Rochdale Sixth Form College, allowing them to collect points for enrichment activities inside and outside of school.