Mission, values & drivers

Like all Dixons Academies, our mission is to establish and sustain a high-performing, non-faith school which values diversity and maximises scholar achievement. 

We are a hard working and a truly value driven academy with a culture of high expectations and no excuses. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of excellence, positivity and respect, which has created an ethos of mutual respect in our place of learning and work. 

Values

All of our community subscribes to our values whole-heartedly. We know that having a common set of values unites and brings people together to work towards a common goal. 

Our values are important because they demonstrate our commitment to excellence, positivity and respect in our daily actions and interactions. We try to use these words as much as possible in conversations at McMillan. 

Excellence: striving for 100% in everything we do, demonstrated through hard work, grit and determination.

Positivity: approaching each day with a can-do attitude, tackling every challenge as an opportunity and fully contributing to a joyful school culture for all. 

Respect: ensuring all members of the community feel valued through treating everyone around us with kindness, fairness and honesty. 

At McMillan Academy we try to keep things simple and focused on scholar learning. We have learnt from some of the best practices to develop strategies that remove barriers to learning and ensure all our scholars are fully engaged at all times. 

Drivers

Every day we are developing our three drivers which are needed to be successful in learning and in life in general. 

Growth Mindset: maximising our abilities and talents through dedication, seeking advice and grasping any moment of disappointment to ensure it becomes an opportunity to learn and develop. 

Employability: developing attributes and habits which are essential to gain and sustain a rewarding career. 

Relationships: building strong and professional relationships involves truly appreciating those around us and fully taking part for the benefit of all.

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Students with enrolment appoints for the Sixth Form from DCA, DKA, DMA and DTA. On Thursday when you collect your GCSE results there will also be a letter informing you if your Sixth Form enrolment is on Thursday or Friday. All other schools- you have already been sent your slot. https://t.co/PvzHyMvPGN
12:39pm 17.08.2019

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Really pleased with our A Level results and delighted that so many of our scholars have confirmed their next steps in education, employment and training. I am equally as pleased with the young adults you have become throughout your time at Dixons - well done Class of 2019.
4:38pm 16.08.2019

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019. I’m very proud of every single one of you. You have truly embodied what it means to lead the way at DMA. I wish you all the best of luck in your next steps, which ranges from apprenticeships to Oxford University!
12:07am 16.08.2019

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Congratulations to students on their fantastic A Level results today. McMillan's scholars, who only study A Level qualifications secured a value added score significantly above the national average at 0.41. This is a wonderful achievement - well done! #BDResults https://t.co/mkBzfWA0uL
10:06am 15.08.2019