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Future Academies Watford

Ethos and values

“Visitors to Future Academies Watford encounter our vision proudly displayed at the entrance for all to see: libertas per cultum (freedom through education). At the core of everything we do is a commitment to transforming the life chances of all our young people. Through our exceptional knowledge-rich education, rich and varied extracurricular programme, and warm and supportive pastoral care system, we nurture their development into confident, articulate and successful adults with the world at their feet. 

Above all, three words are woven into our academy’s culture: knowledge, aspiration and respect. We believe that knowledge is the key to academic success. Students at our school are given access to the very best that has been thought, written and said over the centuries, delivered by knowledgeable and passionate subject-specialists.

By having the highest academic and behavioural expectations for our students, we encourage them to have the highest expectations and aspirations for themselves. At Future Academies Watford, we recognise that success is as individual as our students, and we celebrate their successes each day through our rewards programme. 

The value of respect can be clearly seen in all that we say and do: we respect each other; we look out for each other; and we always take the time to listen and respond. At our academy, we are proud of the collaborative relationships that we have established with our families and the wider community. We work together to help our young people develop into highly confident and polite members of society.

In short, we truly believe that an exceptional education can open doors of opportunity, and this is why we have such high standards in all that we do. Our combination of bespoke knowledge-rich curriculum, high expectations for all, diverse extracurricular programme and nurturing pastoral support system provides our students with the best foundations on which to build purposeful, successful and fulfilling lives.”


Future Academies Watford is a flourishing mixed, non-selective secondary school and sixth form based in Watford, Hertfordshire, admitting students from the ages of 11 to 18.

We are part of Future Academies Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), and share their high standards of excellence.

We offer a rich and stimulating education comprised of a knowledge-rich curriculum, diverse cultural and extracurricular opportunities, and a strong pastoral support system. All children are welcomed in our inclusive community, and all are challenged to be the best they can be.

With the support of our sponsors, Future, we are able to engage with the best teachers, the best universities and a wide range of the most prominent employers in the country to ensure that all our children are equipped with the knowledge and desire to be the best in whatever path they wish to follow. This ethos is embodied in our Trust values (Knowledge, Aspiration, and Respect) and in our school motto, libertas per cultum (freedom through education).


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