Welcome to Children First Academy Trust
We thrive and achieve together.
We hope that our website will begin to help you see what our Trust can offer our schools, our staff and, most importantly, our children and families.
Our Trust is built on three key principles:
- To provide outstanding education for the children within our schools and beyond
We believe that children deserve the best education, regardless of their background, their ability or their economic circumstances. We believe that, through working together, we can raise the quality of teaching and learning across schools, whilst keeping each school at the heart of its community.
- To provide wide-ranging opportunities and experiences for children from Edmonton and beyond, to develop skills for life
We believe that all children should have the same high quality opportunities in life, both in education and in the wider enrichment that we can provide. We will actively seek out experiences for our children which will enable them to grow in skills, understanding of the world and personal ambition.
- To develop a sustainable, well-led organisation with a culture of ‘Children First’
We will build on the principles of strong leadership, ensuring that the right people with the right skillsets and ethos lead the organisation into the future. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing high quality staff through excellent CPD opportunities for all.
"Our mission is simple. We are committed to putting the needs of our children first - ensuring that they have the best possible start to their education."Ivor Olley, Chair
Our schools are working incredibly hard to ensure that the children do not miss any of their education as a result of COVID-19. Please refer to the individual school websites for more information on what they are doing during this time.
The Children First Academy Trust Risk Assessment is updated regularly and used across all five schools. Please find the most recent Risk Assessment here.
We have also taken lots of steps to ensure our schools are COVID-19 secure and that they comply with the Five Steps to Safer Working Together. Please also refer to individual school websites for more specific information.
The Government has also produced booklets and films that parents and carers may find useful to look at. These are:
- What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus
- Returning to primary school - what parents need to know (this is a pdf booklet)
- Sept Return Guidance (this is a short video)
- About Bubbles (this is a short video)
Find out more about Children First Academy Trust
Our schools provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to learn about a wealth of topics as part of a cross-curricular approach
We have a diverse and supportive set of schools, committed to working in partnership with one another
For our children to excel, we need our staff to excel. We work tirelessly to ensure that the potential of our staff is realised
Children First Academy Trust was established in 2019 and includes five academies, providing an excellent education in an inclusive environment for children aged from 2 to 11 years.
We have an overwhelming belief that every child can be successful, both personally and academically, with early and effective help from staff that know and value them as an individual. Our academies are all within easy reach of one another and readily share best practice. If you would like to enquire about any aspect of life at one of our academies, please send us a message via our contact us page.
To celebrate all the work that has been going on within our school communities despite the closure the Trust has created a video. It shows how working together in Edmonton, we can still create a community across our schools during the lockdown and we can still keep linked together – home and schools and wider […]
In July, representatives from all five schools within Children First Academy Trust came together at Brettenham School to celebrate the creation of the Trust and the working together as a family of schools. Since the schools are all so close together, the children were able to walk from their own schools. Once there, they played games […]
Fifteen children from Year five at Wilbury Primary School took part in a visit to their Spanish partner school in Malaga in May. The trip is part of a two year funded Erasmus project with both schools visiting their partner school in another country as part of the project. During their time at that school, […]