Vision & Values

Becoming independent, resilient and curious problem solvers and learners.


At Poplar Farm School we offer an exciting and varied curriculum which enables all pupils to reach their potential and become active, valuable and positive members of society.

We believe that pupils should have high quality knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of core subject areas as set out in the National Curriculum. We believe that pupils should develop life skills so that they can make a valuable contribution as citizens in a 21st century Britain


The vision and values of Poplar Farm School will continue to underpin C.I.T.’s vision for outstanding life-long learning.

Poplar Farm School is a place of choice, where parents, staff and members of the community recognise that outstanding provision harnesses the potential in all, leading to excellence.

Poplar Farm is committed to promoting and achieving equality of opportunity for all students, parents, staff, governors, visitors and job applicants.

The purpose of Poplar Farm School is to put learners at the centre of everything that we do. This is achieved by working in partnership with all those involved across the local community and the Trust.

As a Trust, C.I.T. have a fundamental belief that has driven the successes across their academies that high challenge and support enables everyone to excel. At Poplar Farm School the Trust will develop and implement an exciting and varied curriculum which meets the needs of the 21st century learner.

They will ensure every child and adult has a zest for learning, we will seek, through rigorous and continuous assessment, to continually review the needs of all stakeholders, thereby facilitating every learner to be on a pathway to success. We will recognise individual strengths and areas for development of each learner and ensure that there is a curriculum which enthuses and unites the community.

In summary, the unique values of Poplar Farm School are:

Through the outstanding experiences that are on offer across the different settings within C.I.T. Academies, we aim to provide all our pupils opportunities which will be their passport to success:

  • A curriculum which will develop a love of life-long learning.
  • Access to outstanding facilities and staff who will deliver an engaging, educationally relevant, and fun school day.
  • There will be ‘Family Learning Together’ days where successes are celebrated.
  • Visits to a wide range of outdoor settings such as our Forest School to learn in an outdoor setting.
  • Residential visits and experiences designed to foster resilience and life skills. 

C.I.T. Vision & Values


To create a first class infrastructure that influences education and enables outstanding lifelong learning.     


To put learners first every time and prepare them for their future.


All members of C.I.T. are accountable for the following values:

TRUST – We underpin all relationships with trust.

RESPECT – We celebrate all individuals, organisations and cultures.

OUTSTANDING PROVISION – We develop excellence in learning that is at the heart of the community.

PERSONALISED LEARNING – We will nurture and inspire everyone.