CFAT School and institute Information

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT

Rivington Ave

Platt Bridge




Tel: 01942 487973 option 6


Joined Sept 2016


Platt Bridge Community School

Rivington Ave

Platt Bridge




Tel: 01942 487999


Joined Feb 2013

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Westbridge Teaching School Alliance

Rivington Ave

Platt Bridge




Tel: 01942 776007 ext 212


 Joined Feb 2013 de designation Aug 2021

following delivery of new National Teaching School Hubs

CFAT Timeline  and history 

Sept 2006


Platt Bridge Community School was formed after the closure of two local schools. The school was officially opened by Tony Blair the Prime Minister at the time.


Feb 2013

Community First Academy Trust formed. Platt Bridge Community School joined as the lead school as a converter academy.


June 2013

Platt Bridge Community School Full Ofsted Inspection: Outstanding


March 2014

Westbridge Teaching School Alliance formed led by Platt Bridge Community School


Jan 2014

Community First Academy Trust became a DfE approved sponsor


April 2015

Rose Bridge High School joined CFAT as Rose Bridge Academy (sponsored)


June 2015

Kingsbridge EIP SCITT Teacher training inspection: Outstanding


Sept 2016

Platt Bridge Start Well Family Centre transfer from Wigan Council to the trust


Sept 2017

Kingsbridge Teacher Training SCITT full migrated to Community First Academy Trust


Sept 2017

CFAT Facilities Ltd incorporation as a trust building cleaning trading company

CFAT International Ltd incorporated as a trust international training trading company


Jan 2018


Rose Bridge Academy was inspected by Ofsted


Sept 2018

CFAT becomes an approved  apprenticeship training provider on the RoATP


Sept 2018

Platt Bridge Community School age range was extended from 3-11 to 2-11 to enable the transfer of Platt Bridge Community Nursery into the trust


Jan 2019

CFAT added to the Register of end-point assessment organisations


Feb 2019


Rose Bridge Academy re brokered to The Dean Trust


Sept 2020

A whole new year of Impact.


Sept 2021

Kingsbridge Institute of Learning established