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

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


Celebrating Children First Academy Trust

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 […]

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Wilbury pupils say Hola to Spanish partner school

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, […]

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Welcome to our new Trust

As of April 1 2019, we are delighted to announce that the Children First Academy Trust has been born!

After a great deal of discussion and deliberation, all governing bodies decided by a majority vote that it was right for the school to become an academy and join a new Multi-Academy Trust that is being established by a group of like-minded local primary schools.

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