Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

Create, Aspire and Excel

to 'Live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)

Vision and Values

Our Vision

We encourage every person in our community to Create, Aspire and Excel to ‘Live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) through our dedication to the seven Christian values of love, hope, self-discipline, compassion, forgiveness, respect and honesty.

We provide a safe, inspiring place of learning to encourage achievement and ambition. We guide students to become confident and successful members of society. We foster an environment within which all young people develop the moral and spiritual values which help them to become active, thoughtful and considerate citizens


  • We foster creativity, spark imaginations and promote enquiry
  • We provide a creative and dynamic learning environment
  • We create an equal, harmonious and caring community based on Christian values


  • We celebrate success in both learning and personal development
  • We instil confidence and provide opportunities that will equip students for life
  • We are all proud to achieve in a spirit of community and friendship


  • We encourage every member of the community to be the best that they can be
  • We provide a learning environment nurturing self-belief and extending potential
  • We raise ambition helping all to understand the importance of education

Our Values

Our Christian values help us to build a community together. They are based on the life and teaching of Jesus found in the Bible, but offer a foundation for life together that embraces those of all faiths and none.

We must try to live our lives with high values and sound judgment. We should be organised in our work and life, taking pride in what we do. In our work we should try hard and to not give up. We are each responsible for our own learning.
“God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7)

To respect means to value each member of our community equally, whatever our background, culture, race or religion. We show respect to ourselves as well as to others in the way we speak to each other.
“Show proper respect to everyone” (1 Peter 2:17)

Love means showing understanding, friendship, kindness and good-will. A loving community is one where each member seeks to put others first before themselves.
“Jesus said, ‘Love one another as I have loved you’” (John 13:34)

Hope means feeling positive about the future. Through all that we are and do as a community we create hope for the future together.
“We are hoping for something we do not have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently” (Romans 8:25)

Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat or deceive in any way, as all these things destroy trust within the community. Honesty builds your strength of character and integrity.
“Tell each other the truth, because we are all parts of the same body” (Ephesians 4:25)

To forgive means to pardon someone. We all at times need to say sorry and to be able to forgive.
“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” (Matthew 6:12)

Being compassionate means showing kindness and respect and giving support to one another. We seek to be compassionate to all, but especially to those who are weaker, who need help through difficult times or who are new to our community.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Ephesians 4:32)

St Mary's Church, Chesham, of the Parish of Great Chesham support our staff and students spiritually.

We are a Church of England Academy in the Oxford Diocese.