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Chief Executive Officer’s Welcome

While our schools maintain individual character and are firmly embedded within their own local communities; Pickwick Academy Trust has developed a unique approach with a clear understanding of what it means to be part of a larger family of like-minded schools.

Working together brings many benefits for our staff teams and the families we serve. Our schools are guided by the overall Pickwick Academy Trust vision, strategy and mission which clearly sets out the ambition for us all:

  • Harness our collective expertise to drive school improvement and realise the best for all children and adults working and learning in our schools;
  • Celebrate and communicate the successes in our schools to encourage aspiration and innovation
  • Provide support and challenge for each school so that every child meets their full potential
  • Recognise and celebrate each school’s uniqueness, and the enduring Christian distinctiveness of our church schools, valuing all members of our Trust family

We believe we will achieve this vision by:

  • Personalising learning to match need, recognising that success can look very different for individual children
  • Having high expectations that are intrinsic in everything we plan and deliver for the children
  • Delivering focused, effective, creative teaching and learning opportunities that are enjoyable
  • Providing a strong ethical framework that enables children to make thoughtful, positive choices
  • Celebrating and sharing success and achievements
  • Creating an environment that suits new and developing ways of learning
  • Developing and investing in a highly skilled workforce
  • Becoming a centre of excellence in education, pioneering innovative methods of teaching and learning that have a positive impact on achievement
  • Collaborating with partners in local and wider communities to ensure collective responsibility for pupils and their families
  • Working to guarantee sustainable and long-term economic security for the benefit of our children.

We believe our Trust motto says it all:

“Working together to provide the best schools and outcomes for our children”

If you want to find out more about the Trust or the individual schools, click  If you are a school seeking to join our Trust, or just want to know more about us, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely

James Passmore

Environmental Strategy

‘To be a carbon neutral organisation by proactively promoting and operating eco-friendly
practices which protect and sustain the environment.’

Pickwick Academy Trust recognises its responsibility to work alongside every organisation and
household to reduce the devastating effects of climate change across the world and to support the
Government, as part of its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy for Education. We also
acknowledge the need to support our pupils in understanding how their future will be affected
and ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to make the best decisions as they grow.

Doing nothing is not an option.

This Environmental Strategy has been devised by the trust Environmental Working Party. Please follow the link below to read all about the vision for sustainability and climate change.