Castleford Academy Trust

CEO Welcome

George Panayiotou – CEO of Castleford Academy Trust

May I extend a very warm welcome to Castleford Academy Trust.  I hope that as you look through our website it gives you a flavour of our academy’s and the work we do.

Castleford Academy Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of five schools: two secondary schools, one primary school, one junior school and one infant school. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a geographic cluster within Wakefield.

Castleford Academy Trust is committed to “working together to achieve excellence for all”.

The core values of our Trust’s ethos are Care, Aspire, Succeed:

Care –This starts with high expectations of outstanding pupil behaviour. We believe that this is essential throughout our schools, so teachers can teach and learners can learn. This is underpinned by an exemplary pastoral and welfare support programme that supports children and their families with any barriers to success. We expect that our pupil’s grow to respect themselves and others, to look for the good in others and to be honest and trustworthy.   We want to make sure that pupils are happy, confident individuals who feel valued so that they can make a positive contribution during their time at school.

Aspire – Everyone at Castleford Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances and aspirations of our pupils. In a changing world, we have to prepare our pupils to achieve great things and compete locally, regionally, nationally or internationally for the future.  It is essential to give pupils the best exposure to learning opportunities both in and outside of school to broaden their horizons. We build belief there are no limits on what can be achieved with hard work, perseverance and support.

Succeed – we work hard to unlock potential and develop talent at all levels of ability to ensure that everyone does their best, and that no child is left behind.  The curriculum ensures that every pupil leaves with excellent levels of literacy and numeracy, essential for everyday life.  We look to develop the knowledge, skills and values to be successful citizens into adulthood. We look to find and develop other talents including sporting, artistic, musical, dramatic and technological talents.  We endeavour to give our pupils a first class learning environment in which to thrive.

Each academy in the trust is an exciting place to learn with high quality educational experience and an innovative approach to the curriculum. Children thrive emotionally and academically and are well prepared for life beyond school. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of education possible and a continual review of curriculum and organisational structures enable pupils to succeed and achieve. At Castleford Academy Trust, we ensure that all academies within the trust are committed to working towards at least OFSTED ‘good’ and making significant strides towards being judged ‘outstanding’.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to visit any of our academies. We look forward to meeting you!

© Castleford Academy Trust 2022