Cromwell Community College in Chatteris to join the same academy trust as Kingsfield Primary and Neale Wade

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust - Credit: Archant

Cromwell Community College is joining the same academy trust as Kingsfield Primary and Neale Wade when students go back for the new term in September.

Cromwell Community College, Chatteris

Cromwell Community College, Chatteris - Credit: Archant

The school currently educates around 1,000 children aged between 11 and 18 and is led by principal Jane Horn who spoke of her ambitions for the school as it becomes part of the Trust.

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust - Credit: Archant

“Next year is an exciting year for us, as we look to utilise the support and opportunities offered by the Trust,” she said.

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust

Cromwell Community College in Chatteris joins the Active Leearning Trust - Credit: Archant

“This year’s Ofsted report recognised the college as being “good” in all regards.

“Our aim is excellence in everything we do, and that is what we continue to work towards. I am confident that the Active Learning Trust will assist us in achieving this ambition.”


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Chief Executive of the Trust, Gary Peile, said: “I am delighted that the Department for Education has approved Cromwell’s application to join the Active Learning Trust.

“As well as providing a great opportunity to work closely with our other secondary academies, Cromwell will join Kingsfield Primary School in providing great support to the young people in Chatteris as part of one organisation.

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“We are delighted that such a good school has chosen our Trust to continue its important work and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

The formal change will be made by 1 September 2017.

In October last year, Cromwell was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in a positive report where inspectors praised the school’s teaching as “at times outstanding” and cited “good leadership” as “transforming the quality of education provided for pupils.”

The school’s inclusive nature and sixth form were also praised in the report and, earlier this year, Cromwell became the first school in Cambridgeshire to receive a Gold award for its work in supporting students who are young carers.

In joining the Active Learning Trust, Cromwell will become part of its Cambridgeshire hub, enabling the school to draw on the knowledge and resources of other Trust schools and access Trust-wide staff CPD programmes such as Leading Active Learning.

Cromwell will become the 20th school to be managed by the Trust, including those scheduled to open in September, and its ninth in Cambridgeshire. It was a standalone academy since 2012.

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