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The future is ours! Together we can provide a better future.

We would like to invite you to join us on our journey to make our vision a reality. Please take the time to talk to us about what joining us could mean for you and your school.

Our school trust has a single legal and moral purpose: to advance education for the public benefit. 

We are currently seeking to build our partnership of like-minded schools that continually strive to improve their offer so that we can create a Multi Academy Trust where we all benefit.

We believe that each child deserves the best educational opportunities available to them and we aim to create a family of schools that holds this same passion and expectation.

If your school is currently considering academy status or thinking what academy status would mean for you, your school, your colleagues and your children, we would welcome a discussion with you, as we shape and develop our family.

Our current plans to grow the Trust are focused on finding schools with similar values and principles to join us as partners. We believe that schools joining in this way would reap many benefits from the collaboration and would also enhance the capacity of the Trust.

Join CFAT and you will have:

The freedom to help & shape our schools: We believe every academy needs its own individual identity. So unlike other Charitable Trusts, our Headteachers genuinely have the freedom to shape their school. We believe that this is the only way to truly meet the needs of a community, as being there every day means that they will know it better than anyone else.

A support network second-to-none: We passionately believe in the power of collaborative working and actively promote school-to-school support. This includes accessing support from our strong Teaching School Alliance (Westbridge) who offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for staff at all levels. In this role, you will also have the support of other Headteachers, not to mention the strength of the wider CFAT group that includes a experienced Central Team that works alongside each of our partner schools to deliver Finance, HR, IT, Estates, Admissions, Governance and Legal services.

Boundless opportunities for career progression: When you deliver and achieve, you will be rewarded for your success – and that could be from leading multiple schools, to additional responsibilities that will impact across CFAT, through to Leadership roles. If you are ambitious, we will help you to succeed with pace.

A great social culture: We know how to enjoy ourselves and have a great team ethos. Conferences, parties, fun days and team building activities give you the chance to let your hair down with colleagues and know that your hard work is appreciated.

If you would like to explore the options of working with Community First Academy Trust further, please contact either Sue Darbyshire or Jane Chambers who will be pleased to arrange a confidential meeting with you.

For more information, please email: info@cfat.org.uk