ONE Forward As One CE Academy Trust

Our Mission

 Forward As One is a non-profit making educational charity, whose charitable purpose is the advancement of education for public benefit.

We serve together as One Family of schools, bringing our individual gifts to strengthen what we offer to our children, our families, and our staff in order to achieve our ‘One Mission.’


As One Team, with One Mission, for Our One Family, we embrace diversity, we celebrate the uniqueness of each school and the community it serves. It is this uniqueness that makes us collectively stronger as we learn and grow together and from each other. We welcome both faith and non- faith schools to join us in our mission to be an organisation where all can flourish.

“Flourishing is the product of the pursuit and engagement of an authentic life that brings inner joy and happiness through meeting goals, being connected with life passions, and relishing in accomplishments through the peaks and valleys of life.”

Dr. Lynn Soots

This means that we value and promote flourishing academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.


We do this by living the following values.

Family – working together for collective success.

Openness – sharing with, and being accountable to others.

Resilience – overcoming challenges through commitment and perseverance.

Wisdom – a life-long love for learning, understanding the world around us.

Aspiration – pursuing excellence in all that we do.

Research – grounding everything we do in evidence and best practice.

Diversity – fostering inclusive and vibrant learning communities.