Academies Enterprise Trust

Ashingdon Primary Academy is a member of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), which is a federation of academies created to provide thousands of students with the best possible education.

The AET aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. The AET believes that all young people deserve to become world class learners - to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment, with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up to date resources available to them.

The AET is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that young people are able to, in the future, compete on the world stage with the skills, confidence and flair to generate new ideas, new initiatives and thereby make a full contribution to tomorrow's world.

Mission, Vision and Values

Academies Enterprise Trust was established in September 2008. We are fortunate to have a team of talented and experienced leaders who come together to form both the Board of Trustees and Executive Team and, with over thirty years of hands-on professional experience, align themselves with our educational values.

Our Ethos

Every young person deserves the opportunity to have a life that can be described as 'good quality', free from fear and danger, where they can give and receive respect to and from others with a sense of well-being, belonging, worth and achievement.

We will enable the children and young people who prepare for and attend our academies to participate, with their parents or carers and wider families, in learning and developing skills and attributes necessary to participate fully in the local, regional, national and emerging global economies, whilst maintaining a sense of place, citizenship and commitment in their community, developing their environmental and social responsibility, where all will see the United Kingdom as a great place to live, work, and visit.

Our academies will become high performing organisations and, therefore, must be the:

  • education provider of choice for students
  • employer of choice for staff
  • investment of choice for parents.


To inspire young people to make their best better.


To help students achieve world class learning outcomes by developing world class teachers in a world class community.


We will create an environment which is highly participative and aspirational, where every student has the opportunity to develop the skills to lead positive and fulfilling lives appropriate to her or his skills, aptitudes and interests. We will support parents and carers and will work with the community to nurture all our young people. We will seek to deliver an education provision which aims to develop life skills of all young people and be available to support them throughout the years of their compulsory education.

More information about the AET can be found on their website.