Pupils and staff at schools across Uttoxeter Learning Trust are celebrating a significant milestone. This month marks the Trust’s sixth birthday.

During the last six years, Uttoxeter Learning Trust has grown in size from three founding schools to nine academies that together have more than 2,600 pupils on roll.

Picknalls First School, Thomas Alleyne’s High School and Windsor Park C.E Middle School were founding members of Uttoxeter Learning Trust when it launched on April 1st, 2017.

Now the Trust includes All Saints C.E. First School, Hutchinson Memorial C.E. First School, Oldfields Hall Middle School and Ryecroft C.E. Middle School, which all joined in 2018.

Meanwhile, The Richard Clarke First School joined in 2021 whilst the Trust’s most recent academy, Bramshall Meadows First School, a new build, opened last year.

Significant milestones since the Trust launched include a series of glowing Ofsted reports, adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic, the construction, completion and official opening of Bramshall Meadows First School and the Light Up Learning conferences.

Light Up Learning 2023 was the Trust’s third conference as a multi-academy trust and the first conference held since the pandemic.

Sarah Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Uttoxeter Learning Trust, said: “It’s great to see our family of schools growing and pupils thriving. I am incredibly proud of them and I would like to thank our staff and local community for their amazing support during the last six years.

“Our mission is to provide an inspiring education for our young people that supports them to reach their potential and become well-rounded successful citizens and we have seen that happen week in week out across Uttoxeter Learning Trust.

“Whilst educational achievement is a key focus, there have also been many acts of kindness from schools across the Trust including providing food parcels, household essentials and laptops during the pandemic to collecting donations for families affected by the war in Ukraine.

“Together, we have achieved some great things and I am sure the Trust will continue to go from strength to strength.”

All of the Trust’s schools which have been inspected by Ofsted are judged as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ with the latest gradings as follows:

·       All Saints C.E. First School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2022
·       Hutchinson Memorial C.E. First School – Ofsted ‘outstanding’ in 2022
·       Oldfields Hall Middle School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2022
·       Ryecroft C.E. Middle School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2022
·       Windsor Park C.E Middle School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2021
·       Picknalls First School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2020
·       Thomas Alleyne’s High School – Ofsted ‘good’ in 2019

Parents and carers have shown their appreciation and support, with their encouraging feedback.

·       Just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re all amazing!
·       Every member of staff ensures they do their best for my child.  They all go above and beyond.
·       Positive relationships with the children are paramount to the school and I think this is the main reason why my children enjoy school so much.
·       I believe the communication the school has with parents goes above and beyond any expectations. This year, my child has made leaps and bounds in all aspects and the school has played a massive part in her confidence and education.
·       Teachers are so enthusiastic and caring towards the children. Nothing is too much trouble. The activities you do for the children are super! Thank you!!

Uttoxeter Learning Trust’s vision is to grow its family of schools, and pupil and staff community within Uttoxeter and beyond, provide an outstanding education and become one of the leading multi-academy trusts in the country.

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