The history of excellence

We exist to inspire all students to excel

A history of excellence

We exist to inspire all students to excel

Sir Clive Bourne's mission:

To provide the children of Hackney with a better school and higher standards

At Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy

Success is available to every single student who is prepared to work for it

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy

A proven track record for excellence

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy exists to inspire all students to excel.

This was the vision of the late Sir Clive Bourne, who firmly believed that all children can succeed, regardless of background or circumstance.

Founding Mossbourne Community Academy in 2004, Sir Clive Bourne made it his mission to provide the children of Hackney with a better school and higher standards. A route to attaining a higher level of education and achieving more in life.

That academy went on to redefine national expectations of what could be achieved in inner-city, non-selective education – from the two ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED judgments and headline-grabbing exam results, all the way through to the number of students gaining places at Oxbridge, MIT and other world-renowned universities.

Today, Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy is one of four within the Mossbourne Federation, proudly continuing the Mossbourne tradition.

An academy in which success is available to every student who is prepared to work for it.

Our Ethos

Courtesy, hard work and excellence are our guiding principles. It’s an ethos that reflects our belief in traditional values, combined with an innovative approach to learning.

The safety and wellbeing of our students is at the heart of everything we do; pastoral care is a priority and our inclusive environment welcomes all learners equally, regardless of ability, circumstances or ethnic origin.

Students are encouraged to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect. Good manners are a prerequisite, allowing us to ensure that students are learning in a structured environment, essential for focused study and motivating students to succeed.

Through hard work and diligence, staff set the example that students follow – and we support everyone, every step of the way. As a parent or carer, you’ll stay in touch with your child’s progress through regular reports, meetings and parents’ evenings. There is a thriving Parents’ Association, which runs regular events, including fairs and uniform sales at key times of the school year.

Our Values

At Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy we believe anything is possible with the right attitude. We believe in the freedom to learn creatively in a calm, safe environment – and we believe every child can succeed.

We have 3 values that express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be.

  • EXCELLENCE: Doing everything as well as we can, always.
  • NO EXCUSES: Believing that anything is possible. We never give up.
  • UNITY: Working together towards our goals, with integrity.