Ellacombe Church of England Academy

We strive to enable all children to achieve their potential

At Ellacombe C of E Academy, we consider ourselves as an academy family of children, their families and staff who learn and grow together, our aim is to nurture children as a whole. At Ellacombe, we foster in our children a belief that by working together, we can achieve great things ‘Together, we take footsteps towards a bright future’. We are strengthened and supported by being part of a wider community, The Learning Academy Partnership. As a Multi Academy Trust (MAT), we are a family of exceptional academies across Torbay and Devon who work together for the good of all our children and communities.

Our whole ethos, both at Ellacombe, and across our MAT, is to be inclusive, to recognise that all children are different but equally special. Our Christian Vision is integral to our school family, which means we recognise our children and their families both as individually special but set within the collective team. Working together as a whole community is something which we highly value and we embrace every opportunity to grow and strengthen our partnerships with families. Whether this includes joining us for Celebration Worship in School, for open afternoons to celebrate learning and events in school or joining us for our wonderful community events, such as our Fayres. At Ellacombe, we place great energy and care in nurturing and fostering these relationships with our parents so that the whole family is supported as we ‘take footsteps together’.

Our Vision

We will be an exceptional School Trust. We are committed to social mobility and a culture of belonging. We do this by investing in people enabling every child to be taught by the very best teachers so that we can achieve social change and all children flourish.

Flourishing Futures

The mission and core purpose of our School Trust is to enable Flourishing Futures for our children by working together as a values-led family of exceptional academies, delivering an entitlement to exceptional education across all our local communities and where every child flourishes. We believe that every young person, regardless of their background or context, can achieve and exceed the highest of expectations


We champion opportunity and equality for all and in all we do.


We invest in each other and our communities.


We are one team and agree to work as one family.

Our Beliefs

We believe that:

  • We are Stronger Together – we deliver and achieve more than we could ever do individually. 
  • In a Sense of Belonging – every member of our School Trust matters and knows that they belong.
  • In Removing Barriers – ensuring that where you begin does not limit your horizons. 
  • In Realising the Possible – you cannot be what you cannot see.