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Bradford Primary School is latest to join Co-op Academies Trust

Princeville Primary School has joined Co-op Academies Trust which runs 12 other academies in West Yorkshire, and from now on will be known as Co-op Academy Princeville. Co-op Academies Trust…

Heckmondwike school is latest to join Co-op Academies Trust

A primary school in Heckmondwike today (1 November) became the latest school to join an academies trust run by one of the UK’s biggest businesses. The John Curwen School has…

Steve Murrells visits two of our Bradford academies

Co-op Academy Southfield and Co-op Academy Grange welcomed Steve Murrells, Chief Executive of the Co-op Group and Chris Tomlinson, Chief Executive Officer of Co-op Academies. The academies, who recently joined…

We’re supporting ‘Lonely, Not Alone’

Lonely, Not Alone is Co-op Foundation’s campaign against youth loneliness. Only a third of 10-25 year olds would feel comfortable asking for help if they felt lonely. Because of the…

“Getting an apprenticeship was a no brainer for me” – Payton Anderson, Central Team Administrator

I’m Payton Anderson , I’m 16 years old and from Manchester. I went to Co-op Academy Failsworth in Oldham studying Business Studies, Geography, Spanish, GCSE PE and Maths, English and…

Excellent A-Level and BTEC results from Connell Co-op College

Connell Co-op College students have been celebrating excellent A-level and BTEC results. Students achieved amazing results in their A Level & BTEC qualifications.  Connell Co-op College, on Alan Turing Way in…

Queen honours Trust Director

Frank Norris who has led the Co-op Academies Trust for the past six years has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Norris, who steps down from his…

Trust becomes the most diverse as it adopts two special schools

The rapidly expanding Co-op Academies Trust became the most diverse multi-academy trust in the country today when it adopted two special schools in Bradford. Following the acquisition of the Trust’s…

Co-op Academies Trust governance recognised with national award

The Co-op Academies Trust’s governance has been recognised at the National Governance Association’s (NGA) Outstanding Governance Awards where it won the Multi-Academy Trust category. The governing bodies of each of the…

The way that progress is measured in schools is fundamentally flawed

As a former senior HMI, I fully understand the importance placed on national league tables and the role they play in assisting parents, carers and others to assess the relative…