About Axe Valley Academy

Axe Valley Academy is located in the East Devon area of the country, in the beautiful market town of Axminster, which is set on the River Axe.  Axminster is just a few miles inland from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site but has excellent rail links to London and Exeter.

Axe Valley currently has approximately 600 students in Years 7 – 11.  After working in a formal partnership with Holyrood Academy since April 2016, Axe Valley Academy became part of the Vector Learning Trust in April 2017.  From September 2018  we are into the next exciting stage of our development as Vector Learning Trust joins a formal partnership with Uffculme Academy Trust . We believe that the benefits of working with Holyrood and Uffculme, both Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Secondary Academy’s will provide us with the extra capacity to allow us as we look to further develop the Academy at pace in the coming months and years. 

Values and Vision

The core values that underpin our work are excellence, perseverance, respect and care. Everyone who works at the Academy shares this ethos and one of the key things that you will notice when you visit the Academy is the way in which we put people first. The progress and attainment of our students is paramount but we encourage our young people to achieve within a supportive learning environment. The positive relationships between our students, staff and families are perhaps what set us apart and these relationships form the basis of our continued improvement towards becoming an outstanding school. 

We believe that every student in Axminster and its surrounding villages deserves a fantastic local education, with great teaching in every lesson, in every subject, every day. If you think that you have what it takes to join our team of hard-working and committed professionals, we look forward to welcoming you to the Academy.

Working for us

This is an opportunity for the right person to come and join us on our journey.  We are looking for someone who shares our vision to improve the life chances of the young people in the communities we serve and the passion to really want to make a difference.

If you would like to work with us, or one of our partner schools, you can join our School Talent Pool and receive e-mail alerts of all future vacancies you are interested in, ensuring you are the first to hear of any relevant jobs at Axe Valley Academy as they are advertised.   For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

Pension Scheme

As a contracted member of staff you will be automatically enrolled into either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or the Local Government Pension Scheme (whichever is appropriate).

Further details can be found on the following websites:

Teachers’ Pensions

Peninsula Pensions (LGPS)

Car Parking

Free car parking is available on the Academy premises.  Spaces are on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Childcare Vouchers

We participate in the childcare voucher scheme, which provides tax benefits to working parents.


Axe Valley is extremely proud of the Continual Professional Development programme it provides and the support it offers to its staff.  Our programme ensures that staff are both supported and challenged to drive improvement in teaching and learning.

All staff are expected to actively pursue their own professional development and are supported by many strategies we have put in place.