The Hill Primary Academy will join the Astrea Academy Trust, a newly created schools trust, on 1 April. Together with Carrfield Primary Academy, Highgate Primary Academy and Gooseacre Primary Academy, we will be amongst the first schools in the country to join the pioneering new Trust.
Astrea Academy Trust was established in 2015, with a view to working with primary, secondary and all-through schools in the South Yorkshire region. Astrea Academy Trust is led by Libby Nicholas, an outstanding Head and experienced national education leader.
Astrea has the highest expectations when it comes to academic results, but the Trust’s aspirations go well beyond the concept of ‘schooling’.
Designate CEO, Libby Nicholas said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Gooseacre Primary Academy is amongst the first four schools to be joining the Astrea family. We have been working closely with each of the schools and the Navigate Academies Trust for some time and look forward to building on the strong foundations in place.
“At Astrea, we passionately believe in ‘inspiration beyond measure’ and are committed to delivering an education with no boundaries. For us, that means not just academic excellence, but helping children and young people develop in the broadest sense through arts, sports, leadership opportunities, enrichment and community.
“We look forward to welcoming The Hill Primary Academy into the Astrea family and, together, working to ensure that every child has the best possible education throughout their time with us.”
Rachel Singer, CEO of the Navigate Academies Trust said:
“We are very pleased to be working with Astrea to secure the future development of the four Dearne Valley Academies, we wish everyone continued success in the future”