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Cromwell Community College joins the Active Learning Trust

Cromwell will be the 20th school to be managed by the Trust

Posted by Hannah Vickers | August 05, 2017 | People, policy, politics

Cromwell Community College, Chatteris, will join the Active Learning Trust on 1st September 2017.

The school, a co-ed community college, currently educates just over 1,000 children aged between 11 and 18 and is led by Headteacher, Jane Horn.

The request for Cromwell to join the Trust has been approved by the Department for Education, with plans in place to make the formal change by 1st September 2017.

In October last year, Cromwell was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in a highly positive report. Inspectors praised the school’s teaching as “at times outstanding” and cited “good leadership” as “transforming the quality of education provided for pupils.” The school's Sixth Form and its inclusive nature were also praised in the report and, earlier this year, Cromwell became the first school in Cambridgshire to receive a Gold award for its work in supporting students who are young carers. 

In joining the Active Learning Trust, Cromwell will become part of its Cambridgeshire hub, anabling the school to draw on the knowledge and resources of other Trust schools and access Trust-wide CPD programmes, such as Leading Active Learning.

Our aim is excellence in everything we do, and that is what we continue to work towards. I am confident that the Active Learning Trust will assist us in achieving this ambition - Jane Horn, Cromwell Principal

Cromwell Principal, Jane Horn has high ambitions for the school as it becomes part of the Trust.

“Next year is an exciting year for us, as we look to utilise the support and opportunities offered by the Trust. This year’s Ofsted report recognised the College as being Good in all regards. Our aim is excellence in everything we do, and that is what we continue to work towards. I am confident that the Active Learning Trust will assist us in achieving this ambition,” she said.

Chief Executive of the Trust, Gary Peile, said: “I am delighted that the Department for Education has approved Cromwell's application to join the Active Learning Trust. As well as providing a great opportunity to work closely with our other secondary academies, Cromwell will join Kingsfield Primary School in providing great support to the young people in Chatteris as part of one organisation.  

“We are delighted that such a good school has chosen our Trust to continue its important work and we look forward to a successful partnership.”

Cromwell will become the 20th school to be managed by the Trust, including those scheduled to open in September, and its ninth in Cambridgeshire. It had previously been a standalone academy, having converted to academy status in 2012.

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