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In 2013 the Vale Academy Trust led the way in modelling collaboration, being the first in the UK to see church schools and community schools coming together, whilst retaining their own distinctive character. All share a common vision and set of goals and targets, with skilled professionals working both within their own schools and across other Trust schools to bring about truly collaborative school improvement. 

This has already resulted in many exciting joint projects and initiatives and the Vale Academy Trust Promise - to 'Involve, Engage, Enrich and  Inspire'. This reinforces our ambition to offer each young person a breadth of experience through which they will find and forge their talents, whilst they learn in forward thinking, inspirational schools with skilled and motivated teachers determined to secure the best outcomes for each child.

The Department for Education has approved the Vale Academy Trust as a Sponsoring Academy Trust and we are currently working with our partners to deliver a new 'all through' school for Grove situated on the Wellington Gate development, due to open in September 2023. 

Click on the link below to hear our Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr Beth Taylor, describe the current set-up of the Vale Academy Trust and how our Local Governing Bodies and Trustee Board work together.

Dr Beth Taylor video

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