Our Growth Strategy

The Trust aims to grow by at least two academies each year, impacting on the children and young people of Calderdale and neighbouring authorities, particularly the national ‘Opportunity Areas’ programme in the localities of Bradford and Oldham.

Our strategy is for growth with care, ensuring the Trust has the capacity to meet the needs of each joiner academy in terms of support, challenge and leadership without compromising the core purpose of any academy within the Trust. Board members recognise each academy will have its own unique context and will therefore consider each one on a case by case basis. The context of the academy, including its effectiveness and size will shape future growth. This growth strategy therefore sets out the Trust’s initial plans for growth and will be reviewed as each new academy joins.