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.

Find out more about Children First Academy Trust

Our Approach

Our schools provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to learn about a wealth of topics as part of a cross-curricular approach

Our Academies

We have a diverse and supportive set of schools, committed to working in partnership with one another

Working with Us

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.

Latest news

National Education Endowment Foundation Pupil Premium Guide

I am delighted to announce that Wilbury has been included as an ‘excellent practice’ case study in the new National Education Endowment Foundation Pupil Premium Guide! I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all our staff for the years of hard work and dedication which has led to our […]

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Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

On Monday 8th November 2021, as part of the ‘Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning’ project with the British Council, the eco-ambassadors from Raynham took part in a virtual meeting with children from their partner school – New Leera in Kathmandu in Nepal. In the meeting they were able to discuss their views on climate change and […]

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Children MPs represent Raynham at Children’s Parliament

During the October half-term, 6 children from years 4, 5 and 6 represented Raynham and their local constituencies as children MPs at The Children’s Parliament. This was a unique opportunity for them to express their views and contribute to a debate about climate change. The Children’s Parliament was a national event and included a speech […]

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