Skip to main content
Dixons Newall Green Academy

Mission, values and drivers

At Dixons Newall Green, we have many minds but one mission: to ensure that all students succeed at university, or a real alternative, and live a fulfilling life.

Our practice is thoroughly rooted in this mission and in the following three core values:

Hard Work

We never give up. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We do what it takes for as long as it takes.


We do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. We do this even when people are not watching.


We play by the rules. We are always respectful and polite. We treat others in our diverse community as we wish to be treated. When we help others, we help ourselves.

We also focus on three key drivers: Mastery, which is the drive to get better at things that matter; Autonomy, or the drive to direct our own lives; and Purpose, which is the drive to connect to a cause larger than ourselves (Dan Pink, ‘Drive‘).

We clearly communicate our mission, values and drivers throughout every day so that the whole school community know the purpose of everything that we do.

Through rigour, simplicity and a relentless focus on success, all students work hard every day to climb the mountain to university.