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About Axe Valley Academy

Axe Valley Academy currently has approximately 600 students in Years 7-11. The 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.

The Academy is an ambitious school where a staff body of dedicated and motivated professionals continue to work hard to support its community. It is a school that we are immensely proud of because it is a real community. We are a completely comprehensive school offering high quality educational opportunities to students of all abilities and aptitudes.

In September 2019, Axe Valley Academy and its neighbouring school, Holyrood academy joined Uffculme Academy Trust to create a MAT of four schools delivering education to more than 3000 children and young people from the ages of 4-19. In September 2020, a fifth school, Neroche Primary will also join the Trust.

Our Trust mission is to enable effective collaboration and partnerships that will support outstanding educational experiences for the pupils attending each of the Trust’s schools.

Ethos and Values

Core Values

These are universal and apply to all members of the academy. They are clearly communicated to all members of the community through notices and displays and provide the framework for a values education programme, reward systems and other key areas of the academy.


Striving to achieve the highest standards in everything we do


Taking on challenge with grit and determination


Showing courtesy and consideration; valuing everyone as equals


Showing kindness and support to others; putting safety first

Our VISION is for every pupil to reach their full academic potential and to become a well-rounded, confident adult with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in modern society. Our CULTURE AND ETHOS is one of excellence, respect, care and perseverance.

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

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.