Mission, Vision & Values Our Mission We are committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so. Our Vision We are committed to providing our children with a memorable education through engagement with local and global communities, and language teaching for them to become citizens who can play an active role in 21st century society. Our Values Our values are the basis upon which we develop all our work at La Fontaine Academy. They are the following: Excellence Respect Collaboration Responsibility Creativity We expect our staff and children to constantly live out those values, being able to develop a sense of accountability and mutual responsibility across the school. Our Motto ‘Always aiming higher, together’ STEP Values We also recognise our STEP values, which are shared across our academy trust. We teach children that these are our family values. They are: Passion: Passionate about learning Urgency: We recognise the importance of every moment Positivity: We spread positivity to all around us Aspiration: We dare to be great Commitment: We are committed to improving and progressing Our Aims La Fontaine Academy is an inclusive, non-denominational, state-funded primary school teaching children aged 4 to 11 in English and, for a few hours a week, in French. The school opened in Bromley in September 2014. Our school offers a unique service to parents and communities in Bromley which are underpinned by our beliefs in inclusiveness and academic excellence and the real value to children’s academic potential and life chances that arise from the learning of another language. All children are welcome at our school and we strive for a diverse intake, reflecting our local community. Our school: delivers the English National Curriculum; focuses on maintaining high standards to secure outstanding assessment results linked to the English National Curriculum; focuses on academic excellence in English, mathematics, science, and French. We measure our success against national standards; provides pupils with an excellent preparation for secondary education; develops our pupils’ extraordinary cultural capital through a rich and broad curriculum and extensive community engagement. We understand education to include a deep understanding and appreciation of both British and world cultures as well as of the wide diversity of cultures and customs that make up contemporary life in Britain and beyond; promotes tolerance and cultural exchange, guiding children to become responsible citizens in later life; helps our children become rounded, happy and confident individuals and achieve their true academic potential in a friendly and disciplined school.