Message from the CEO

A non-profit making charity, STEP Academy Trust is 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. It is our mission, founded on moral purpose, which makes me feel so privileged and proud to lead STEP Academy Trust as CEO.
STEP Academy Trust has a strong and unique sense of unity. All of our academies support STEP First: the commitment that we are all one team. As such, we establish consistency in our approaches, support each other to improve and always remain firmly focused on the challenges ahead.
Our approach, articulated through the STEP Compass, enables our children to achieve the quality education they deserve - the STEP Standard.
Thank you for showing an interest in STEP Academy Trust by visiting our website. We hope you find all the information you require; however, please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to arrange a visit to one of our academies.

Mark Ducker OBE
CEO STEP Academy Trust

Hotspots Background

STEP Standard: We strive together for excellence in partnership


Excellence is defined through the STEP Standard, so that there is clarity about what must be achieved.
#Expectation

STEP Ahead: We invest in our future


Individually and collectively, we must ensure one eye remains firmly fixed on the future, anticipating and preparing for our next stage of development. This commitment requires a strong focus on professional development and strategic planning.
#Development

STEP Up: We all succeed together


Given that STEP is a united community, all of our members: Academies, teams and individuals, strive together to be successful. STEP Up is the process by which we all succeed together, enabling additional support to be targeted according to identified need.
#Support

STEP Way: We agree to do things like this


As a united team, it is right that we should agree to do certain things in a consistent way. Leaders are empowered to develop a STEP Way for their academy; one which accounts for context and achieves our shared expectation, the STEP Standard.
#Consistency

STEP First: We are one team


The Mission, Vision and Values are shared by all stakeholders. As a result, there is an acceptance that we are all one team, one community. All stakeholders must believe in STEP First.
#Unity
Hotspots Background

STEP Standard: We strive together for excellence in partnership


Excellence is defined through the STEP Standard, so that there is clarity about what must be achieved.
#Expectation

STEP Ahead: We invest in our future


Individually and collectively, we must ensure one eye remains firmly fixed on the future, anticipating and preparing for our next stage of development. This commitment requires a strong focus on professional development and strategic planning.
#Development

STEP Up: We all succeed together


Given that STEP is a united community, all of our members: Academies, teams and individuals, strive together to be successful. STEP Up is the process by which we all succeed together, enabling additional support to be targeted according to identified need.
#Support

STEP Way: We agree to do things like this


As a united team, it is right that we should agree to do certain things in a consistent way. Leaders are empowered to develop a STEP Way for their academy; one which accounts for context and achieves our shared expectation, the STEP Standard.
#Consistency

STEP First: We are one team


The Mission, Vision and Values are shared by all stakeholders. As a result, there is an acceptance that we are all one team, one community. All stakeholders must believe in STEP First.
#Unity

STEP Compass

As the name suggests, the STEP Compass guides our academy communities, both individually and collectively.
By ensuring clarity of direction across our organisation, all stakeholders understand how their contributions further the Mission and Vision of STEP Academy Trust.
At the heart of our organisation are the Mission, Vision and Values - everything derives from them. The Compass is, in effect, our Trust's strategic development plan; although we know it as our story.
The STEP Compass helps us to know how to work together. It's about understanding and collaboration.

- Shaun, aged 10, Applegarth Academy

Our Mission

Our Mission

STEP Academy Trust is 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

Our Vision

To develop a united partnership of excellent academies, where empowered leaders place our learners at the heart of everything and all are supported to be successful.

Our Values

Our Values

Our Values are PUPAC:

Passion
Urgency
Positivity
Aspiration
Commitment

Angel Oak Academy
Burcher Gale Grove
London
SE15 6FL

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0207 703 3125
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Benedict Academy
Church Rd
Mitcham
CR4 3BE

TELEPHONE:
0208 648 4726
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Gonville Academy
Gonville Road
Croydon
CR7 6DL

TELEPHONE:
0208 684 4006
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La Fontaine Academy
Nightingale Lane
Bromley
BR1 2SQ

TELEPHONE:
0208 353 4160
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Tudor Academy
King Henry's Drive
New Addington
CR0 0PH

TELEPHONE:
01689 843 103
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Westbridge Academy
Westbridge Road
London
SW11 3NE

TELEPHONE:
0207 228 1293
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Applegarth Academy
New Addington
Croydon
CR0 9DL

TELEPHONE:
01689 841 528
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David Livingstone Academy
Northwood Road
Croydon
CR7 8HX

TELEPHONE:
0208 653 4240
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Heathfield Academy
Aberdeen Road
Croydon
CR0 1EQ

TELEPHONE:
0208 353 4250
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Park Academy
Dorset Road
London
SW19 3EF

TELEPHONE:
0208 542 3365
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Turnham Academy
Turnham Road
Brockley
SE4 2HH

TELEPHONE:
0207 639 0440
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Breakwater Academy
Valley Road
East Sussex
BN9 9UT

TELEPHONE:
01273 514 300
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Hawkesfarm Academy
Hawks Road
East Sussex
BN27 1ND

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 466
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Burfield Academy
Oaklands Way
Hailsham
BN27 3NW

TELEPHONE:
01323 819 309
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High Cliff Academy
Southdown Road
Newhaven
BN9 9FD

TELEPHONE:
01273 041 471
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Phoenix Academy
Marshfoot Lane
Hailsham
BN27 2PH

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 420
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White House Academy
Marshfoot Lane
Hailsham
BN27 2FB

TELEPHONE:
01323 841 615
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