Community, Aspiration, Achievement and Respect...

Core Purpose:

"To create an environment where respect and equality are only matched by aspiration and achievement.

For the MAP Schools to become the heart of an inclusive community, where everyone strives to improve both themselves and others.

To provide a community where all challenges are supported in learning and where there are no obstacles to achieving your full potential."


We are ambitious, rich in aspirational values and totally inclusive. We want our students to aspire to fulfill skilled, technical and specialist careers in which their knowledge and creativity is rewarded appropriately.

The demands of the 21st century require our students to be alert to the emerging technologies and the new possibilities that this will create; they will be flexible, adaptable, evaluative and analytical, able to swiftly adapt to change.

We will develop our students’ skills so that they can become self aware, independently minded and confident citizens of the future. Marine Academy Plymouth will improve education in northwest Plymouth and the City beyond. Personal investment in, and commitment to, education will lift the aspirations and self-confidence of its entire community for generations to come.

Marine Academy Plymouth is dedicated to creating a sustainable learning environment, full of opportunities for all. Specifically, it will offer opportunities for many groups in the community. By working together with local strategic partners, Marine Academy Plymouth has created a learning strategy that will significantly reduce the number of young people not in education employment or training (NEETs) and the aim is to very quickly reach the point at which no student leaving Marine Academy Plymouth does so without a clear and aspirational pathway.

The all-through campus at MAP brings together children and young people from 0 – 19.  Our high expectations and collaborative ethos means that there is complete investment in the futures of our pupils and students that starts at the very beginning and flows through all that we do – before school, during the working day and throughout all the different activities and challenges that are organised through our extended curriculum – more@map.

Marine Academy Plymouth is working with partners to position the Academy as a place of innovation and development, embracing sustainable achievement, to ensure that the children within our community have access to the very finest of resources including the expertise of the University’s staff and also the mentoring and support of the student ambassadors. Education Outside the Classroom means that our children are engaged with their environment, working with the richness and natural beauty of our region, developing an understanding and knowledge of all that surrounds them, grounding their learning in the relevance of what is around them.  All of this means that MAP pupils and students have access to a unique combination of opportunities that will improve personal futures and Plymouth's prosperity.

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