Welcome from the Executive Principal


Welcome to Beamont Collegiate Academy. I am the Executive Principal at the academy and I have an additional role as director of Quality and Standards across all academies within The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT). As Executive Principal, my role is support, challenge and direct the Principal, the senior leadership team and the staff at BCA and to ensure the academy continues moving forward on a positive trajectory, I also spend some of my time supporting other principals and leadership teams within TCAT. As Director of Quality and Standards, my job is to hold academies to account for their performance and to ensure a strong framework of accountability is in place. To compliment this work, I coordinate a strong and growing network of support and collaboration across the organisation. In short my key objective is to maximise the strength we have in unity and ensure standards continue to rise across the trust.

During my time as Principal at Beamont Collegiate Academy from 2013 until December 2018, I am proud to say we achieved some great things. We have become the school of choice in the local area and we are now hugely popular and over-subscribed. We achieved a strong Ofsted report in 2017 and we have consistently performed well in examination league tables. We have our amazing new building and facilities which we continue to invest in and after becoming the first STEM Assured academy in 2015, we now have the STEM training contract for the whole of the northwest. We have been identified as a beacon of good practice by the Department for Education and I now sit on a headteachers’ reference group for Ofsted. Most importantly we have created a wonderful school community in which both staff and students thrive and achieve their potential.

In 2017 we became one of the founder members of The Challenge Academy Trust, which is now the biggest multi-academy trust in Warrington and is currently made up of two primary schools, five high schools and Priestley 6th Form College. The aim of the trust is to achieve the very best outcomes for the young people of Warrington and, as a school, we play an important role within this organisation. I believe this puts us in a good place to achieve even greater things going forward and it is an exciting time to be part of BCA’s journey.

Mr A Moorcroft BA Hons, NPQH

Executive Principal