Castleford Academy

Crofton Academy joins Castleford Academy Trust

Crofton Academy has become the latest member of a multi-academy trust established by a top-ranked secondary school.

Crofton Academy, Wakefield joined Castleford Academy Trust on Friday 1st May 2020. Castleford Academy Trust now consists of two secondary schools and three primary schools. The Trust’s vision is simple: “working together to achieve excellence for all”. The Academy Trust puts pupils at the heart of everything that they do. Earlier this year, Castleford Academy (another secondary school in the Trust) became the first secondary school in the country to be rated outstanding following the introduction of a new Ofsted framework in September 2019. This new partnership will allow for the sharing of resources and the blueprint for school improvement success.

Castleford Academy Trust will be committed to working with Crofton Academy staff, governors, pupils and their families to provide the best outcomes for children within the community. The Trust aims to raise pupil expectations and aspirations through teaching and learning, effective leadership and the sharing of outstanding practice. Joint collaboration through the mutual sharing of knowledge, expertise, systems and resources will strengthen the continued educational standards and achievements.

Headteacher at Crofton Academy, Peter Walker said: “I am delighted that we are now formally part of Castleford Academy Trust. I have been working with George Panayiotou (CEO) and the trust team throughout the process and we are very excited for the up and coming opportunities to benefit the pupils at Crofton Academy. We are looking forward to working together as a partnership by sharing our practices and resources to help deliver the very best education for the communities we serve.”

George Panayiotou, CEO of Castleford Academy Trust said: “It is an honour and a privilege for me to welcome Crofton Academy to Castleford Academy Trust. This is an exciting development for both the Trust and Crofton Academy. By working together, we will be able to build on the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity that have already taken place to create a strong, successful partnership for the benefit of pupils now and in the future”.

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