In a fast changing and increasingly challenging educational landscape, the Head Teacher and Board of Directors have been carefully considering the best options for the future success of our Academy. Having considered and researched options, then undertaking due diligence we believe the greatest opportunities are working with other schools and joining a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). This is a route strongly favoured by the Department for Education.
We are delighted to announce that Chandlers Ridge Academy will be joining Vision Academy Learning Trust (VALT) in the first term of the new academic year.
This will mean that we will no longer be a standalone Academy, but will be part of a MAT consisting of two outstanding Primary Academies and one outstanding Secondary School Academy.
You can read more about Vision here www.valt.org.uk.
We recognise that there are fantastic opportunities in joining and working together in a MAT. This strong partnership will enable Chandlers Ridge Academy to consolidate the improvements we have made since our last Ofsted inspection. Our unique identity will remain as a school that cares for and nurtures its pupils whilst striving for academic excellence.
This is an exciting period in the journey of Chandlers Ridge Academy and we look forward to seeing the benefits of our joining with Vision very soon.
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