Mis 227

Our Mission, Values and Vision

Our Vision is simple, yet unashamedly ambitious: 

‘To develop world-class students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible and lead happy and successful lives.’ 



Good examination results go a long way to achieving our vision; however, we believe any school must achieve much more than that. We want students to flourish as confident, happy, responsible members of our community, to develop a life-long love of learning and be fully prepared for adult life. 

We use the ‘Misbourne Way’ - Ready, Respectful and Responsible - as our guiding principles to reward positive behaviour for learning, leadership and community involvement. Students behave well in our school and wider community because we forge positive, respectful relationships underpinned by clear expectations and praise.  On occasions when students might fall short of our expectations, students take responsibility for the consequences, supported by the use of restorative approaches to  allow every lesson to be a fresh start. 

By developing each of the core values that underpin our relationships and expectations, students leave us with an ethos and attitude that will truly set them apart. 



Ambition and Pride 

Kindness and Respect 

Equality and Moral purpose 

Resilience and Teamwork 


Ambition and Pride 

As soon as students arrive at The Misbourne we encourage them to reflect on their ambitions, goals and aspirations; throughout their time with us, students benefit from our award-winning, outstanding careers provision as lead school for the Bucks Careers Hub.  We support students to strive for their very best and to take pride in everything they do to help achieve their own personal goals.  The wide range of leadership and co-curricular opportunities, combined with the strong identity created by our smaller schools system, allows all our young people to take pride in their goals and successes. 

Kindness and Respect 

It does not cost anything to be kind to one another or to show respect. Simple things like saying good morning, please and thank you; holding doors open for others to pass through and looking out for friends and colleagues hold great value in our community. Respecting our environment and each other is equally important and central to the development of the positive relationships we have between students themselves and how they engage with staff. Students have a strong and growing voice within the school. They learn how to actively listen to others, to respectfully disagree where appropriate and to compromise where necessary.  

Equality and Moral Purpose 

We actively promote British Values and equality. Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, race, gender, sexual orientation, ages and disability, are all important parts of our wider curriculum. We live in a culturally diverse society and teach to respect differences and celebrate what makes us unique. Our moral purpose is to believe in the potential of every child and to give them the best possible start in life. We come back to this frequently as leaders and teachers when making decisions about our curriculum and wider school improvement strategies. 

Resilience and Teamwork 

Sometimes things come easy but in order to make real progress, you often have to dig deep, work harder or try something new. Things do not always go to plan; you may fail and either need a change of strategy or to try again. Showing resilience and a can-do attitude is the key to success. Looking for solutions, either as an individual or as a team is important to us. Students are rewarded for it and staff work together daily, embracing strengths and differences in the many teams that exist within our school. Good teams need strong and passionate leaders, so we develop leadership at all levels, from student leadership, to professional development opportunities for staff.  the smaller school system promotes teamwork and support between year groups, allowing older students to build links with our younger students as positive role models and mentors. 

About the school 

Facilities at the academy are excellent. Set on the edge of a beautiful rural village, once home to the world-famous Roald Dahl,  we have a modern building for the Sixth Form, English department, large café and training room; extensive playing fields; new IT suites, refurbished tennis courts and a brand-new sports centre for 2022.  The Misbourne is at the heart of the local community.