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The Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) currently has 34 open academies educating approximately 17,000 pupils across seven local authority areas including Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Leicester City, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire. The Trust was formed in 2009 by the Governing Body of the outstanding Greenwood Dale School in Nottingham.


  • 12 November 2018

    Free School Application to open a new Primary Free School in Northampton

    The Trust were unable to submit a full application to the Department for Education to propose to open a new Primary Free School in the Upton Park area of Northampton in this round of Free School applications. We will continue to work with Northamptonshire County Council in the hope that this proj...
  • 12 November 2018

    Consultation launched on school plan to raise standards further for almost 4,000 pupils at the Nottingham Academy

    A proposal to separate the Nottingham Academy into two new but connected schools will further raise standards, provide for a more bespoke education and give parents more information about the quality of their child’s schooling. We have today launched a consultation that the Nottin...
  • 22 October 2018

    City of Peterborough Academy Introduces Mental Health Support

    City of Peterborough Academy becomes the first School/Academy in the country to give all 900 pupils and staff a form of mental health support. On #MentalHealthDay, City of Peterborough Academy was graced by YMCA, the founder of the Thrive app and the BBC who documented the launch of app. Thrive i...
  • 19 October 2018

    OFSTED 2018 - 2019

    Sunnyside Primary Academy Sunnyside Primary Academy start the new academic year with a glowing Ofsted report that recognises the Academy as a "Good" school.  Being described as a “caring school, with a family feel that enables each pupil to be known and valued...


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If you really want to make a difference, then why not join an organisation who can demonstrate experience in providing these opportunities for its staff. The Greenwood Academies Trust is well established nationally as a leader of educational best practice and has a positive track record of raising standards in areas of social and economic deprivation and/or educational underachievement. 

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