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School Vision

One In A Million is committed to maximising social mobility and the life chances of all our students. We will accomplish this by removing the barriers to education generated by social disadvantage through our values-centred, inclusive approach in order to facilitate the very best outcomes and opportunities for all.

One In A Million (OIAM) Academy Trust was established in 2012 and comprises outstanding teachers, educationalists, business experts and sports professionals. As the vision Sponsor, we are committed to raising educational standards within the City of Bradford. Our secondary school welcomes students from all backgrounds and of all abilities.

Our vision has been developed as a result of the OIAM Charity’s commitment to community based programmes in sport, the arts and enterprise to hundreds of young people each week as part of its Hub & Spoke Model.

Our school is small in size, ensuring each student is well known to each other and the wider school community. The ‘smallness’ of One In A Million Free School is a strength. All our students are ‘one in a million’. We want them to flourish, ensuring they are given opportunities to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem in order to become role models within the school and local community. How do we achieve this?

  • We cultivate a positive attitude towards learning across the whole school community.
  • We have the highest expectations of every single student.
  • We provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment.
  • We identify talent and fulfil the potential of our students.
  • We invest in teaching and the professional development of our staff.

At One In A Million Free School we believe every student is ‘unique and valued’. They have their own personal strengths, interests and objectives. Our dedicated staff lead and inspire, working closely with each student enabling them to thrive and fulfil their potential. We deliver rigorous academic challenges with educational and personal development activities to provide a rich, broad and balanced learning experience.

We expect students to maintain high standards of appearance and behaviour at all times, and for older students to lead by example. Our students will be confident and have a level of self-belief and self-discipline. Our students will be proud of the communities in which they learn and live. We believe that better schools bring better outcomes and better life opportunities. It is this thought that underpins our school motto: Enjoying Today, Preparing For Tomorrow.

Enjoy watching our short film that explains a little more about our historical journey so far! (Up to 2021!). Whilst some people may have moved on, such as the Principal, our vision, values and ethos remain.

There’s lots more exciting things have happened to tell you about since this short film was produced, so why not arrange a visit to our school?

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