Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

WE are a family of schools who exist to INSPIRE each pupil to believe in themselves so they experience great SUCCESS through our commitment to EXCELLENCE. Our philosophy is one of boundless aspiration...the sky is the limit!

WISE in short stands for 'We Inspire Success and Excellence'.


Prudhoe West Academy has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all
children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday
life situations.

Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders.
Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.
Prudhoe West Academy operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.

Admissions Arrangements


Prudhoe West Academy is a non-selective school for the local community. As such, the admissions policy reflects the locally co-ordinated admissions scheme. After admitting students with a statement of SEN, followed by ‘Looked After’ children, the admissions policy for the Academy prioritises brothers and sisters of children at the school and those living closest to the Academy. Our admissions policy is available below.

Please note: the allocation of a Nursery place DOES NOT guarantee a Reception place and parents must still follow the admissions process detailed below.


Admissions for Nursery are handled by the school.

Application Forms are available from the school or from the Form Downloads section of the website. This should be completed and returned directly to the school in paper format.

Usually children are admitted to Nursery the September after their third birthday. Application forms are accepted from birth.

The policy for allocation of places is available from the school by request.

Reception and Transfers

Admissions for Reception, and transfers from other schools, are co-ordinated by the local authority.

Your child will start in Reception the September after their fourth birthday. Parents should apply for a Reception place in the Autumn Term (approximately October) prior to this.

Details of how to apply can be found here

Pupil Premium Allocation

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018 – 2019 is available here

Pupil Premium Review of Expenditure 2018 – 2019 is available here

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019 – 2020 is available here

PE and Sport Premium

PE and Sports Premium 2018-2019 Impact Report can be found here

PE and Sports Premium plan 2019 -2020 can be found here


School Performance

If as parents/carers you would like to look at the recent data relating to school performance please use the link below and this will take you to Ofsted's School Data Dashboard:

Click here

School Policies

WISE Policies

School Specific