Unique TCAT academy trust approved

THE town’s newest academy trust will be responsible for 6,000 children and 900 staff at eight Warrington schools.

Plans for Priestley College, Penketh High, Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High, Beamont Collegiate Academy, Bridgewater High, Great Sankey Primary and Penketh South Primary schools to team up have been approved by the government.

And all eyes are on Warrington as The Challenge Academy Trust becomes one of the biggest and most inclusive trusts in the country.

It is among the first to include a faith school, sixth form college and primary schools but head teachers have said there will be no feeder schools, meaning pupils at schools in the trust will not be given priority for places. please click here to continue reading

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