Castleford Academy Trust

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Castleford Academy Trust established as a Trust on 1st April 2013. The Trust comprises of two secondary academies: Castleford Academy and Crofton Academy; and three primary academies: Park Junior Academy, Glasshoughton Infant Academy and Three Lane Ends Academy. Each academy is based within the Wakefield district.

The academies have a combined pupil capacity of 3,448 plus 156 nursery and 50 Post 16 places and had 3,428 pupils on roll plus 71 children in nursery and 22 in Post 16 in the school census in October 2021.

Castleford Academy Trust is committed to “working together to achieve excellence for all”. Within Castleford Academy Trust, in our pursuit of excellence, we work hard to ensure that no child is left behind. The Trust puts pupils at the heart of everything we do. In our commitment to excellence, we place ourselves at the forefront of educational developments, creating an environment which is innovative, a positive climate for learning and attainment and fully supports pupil’s social and emotional developments.

Each academy is an exciting place to learn, with high quality educational experiences and an innovative approach to the curriculum. Children will thrive emotionally and academically and be prepared for their adult life. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of education possible and a continual review of curriculum and organisational structures will enable pupils to succeed and achieve. We will ensure that all academies within the Trust are committed to working towards at least OFSTED good and make significant strides towards outstanding.

Castleford Academy Trust is committed to working together to provide the best outcomes for children within the community. We aim to raise pupil expectations and aspirations through teaching and learning, effective leadership and the sharing of outstanding practice.

Mutual sharing of knowledge, expertise, systems and resources from across education and business will support the raising of educational standards and achievements and enable us to sustain and enhance educational performance whilst taking into account statutory and regulatory requirements.

Castleford Academy Trust is an exceptional place to work and has a team of dedicated and committed staff. We strongly believe in developing and nurturing talent by providing opportunities for staff training and development. Staff turnover is low. We are proud of our achievements but are always striving to do more and provide the very best life opportunities for the communities we serve. We continually seek out the best practice to ensure that our provision sits alongside the finest that is available nationally.

The purpose of the Trust Board is to ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust and to raise standards and outcomes for all pupils, regardless of starting points. Our structures and processes support and develop the Trust to benefit all our pupils, staff and the communities we serve. We believe that success is achieved when we work together.