From the Articles of Association (June 2016). The Academy Trusts Object is specifically restricted to the following:
- To advance for the public benefit education in the United Kingdom, in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing by establishing, maintaining, carrying on, managing and developing a school offering a broad and balanced curriculum (The Academy)
- To promote for the benefit of individuals living in Odiham, Hook, Hartley Wintney and the surrounding area who have need by reason of their age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances for the public at large the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time activities in the interest of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said individuals.
Robert May’s School is an exceptional place where students, staff, trustees and parents/carers are wholly committed to the school mission, which is to provide excellence each and every day, with learning at the centre of all that we do. We are proud of our heritage, and have been serving the local community since 1694, when Robert May, a local Mercer, bequeathed the sum of Six Hundred Pounds of Lawful English Money to be paid for the maintenance of a Free-School in the Town of Odiham.
We aim to ensure that students leave Robert May’s School as accomplished, knowledgeable, rounded individuals who will go on, not only with determination and resilience to better themselves, but also to make a positive contribution to other people’s lives, locally, nationally and worldwide. We support this aim by:
- pursuing excellence in all areas of our work, particularly in learning and teaching
- helping all students to discover all their abilities and talents and to develop them in the most positive and constructive manner. We aim to support and encourage their development during the years of adolescence so that they are prepared for their roles as adults in the wider world.
- promoting the skills and understanding necessary for students to achieve the highest possible individual, academic achievement and a critical awareness of their natural, aesthetic, historical ethical and technological environments.
- encouraging them to develop qualities of self-discipline, confidence, inquiry, moral compass, creativity and sensitivity. We actively seek to encourage them to respect the needs and rights of others.
We are committed to achieving these aims for all students, irrespective of their race, religion, beliefs, sex, social background and any disability or special need. However good or excellent we may be as a school, we continue, restlessly, to seek further improvements.
We wish to promote good, positive relationships within the school and between Robert May’s School and the wider community. We aim to promote good communications between all concerned with the school and greatly value the contribution of students, teaching and non-teaching staff, trustees, parents/carers and others related to the school.