Castleford Academy Trust

CEO Welcome

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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”.

All the academies within the Trust have a strong moral purpose and seek to have a positive impact on the communities that they serve and to support families to overcome any social disadvantage. This is delivered through an ambitious and engaging curriculum where no learner is left behind, alongside a strong pastoral support programme which ensures that pupils overcome any barriers to learning.

All academies within the Trust offer a rich set of experiences to allow pupils to grow and nurture talent, whether that be in sport, drama, music, art or technology. Staff will strive to give pupils opportunities to compete with the very best locally, nationally and globally. We are proud of our pupils and the positive contribution they make to society.  

We are an ambitious and innovative Trust who are deeply committed to our values of Care, Aspire and Succeed and have very high expectations and aspirations for our pupils. The key to the success of the Trust is the commitment of an outstanding team of leaders, teachers and support staff who, through mutual sharing of knowledge expertise, systems and resources from across education and business support the raising of educational standards and achievements. This enables us to sustain and enhance educational performance, improving the life chances of all pupils across the Trust.

At Castleford Academy Trust, it is essential that we deliver a first class standard of education and ensure that all of our academies work towards an Ofsted grade of ‘outstanding’, with this being achieved at pace for the immediate benefit of our pupils and wider community.

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 fi nest that is available nationally.

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