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About Us

Who We Are

Formed in April 2019, Children First Academy Trust was created through five local primary schools coming together, recognising the value of working together to improve the education we can provide for our children.

Our schools are all located geographically close to each other in Edmonton, North London where there are significantly high levels of deprivation. The Indices of Deprivation (IDACI 2019) shows that our communities live in the lowest 10-20% for deprivation nationally with 35% of our pupils being eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 72% do not have English as their first language and there are over 50 languages spoken within most of our schools.

Our schools range from two forms of entry to four forms of entry. Most of our schools have provision for two-year-olds and all have Nurseries within them. The annual Trust budget is approximately £20 million.

Our Governance is made up mainly of local people, with a wide variety of skillsets and backgrounds. Local Governing Boards work at school level to monitor the impact of school improvement strategies, whilst the Trustees are responsible for the performance of the Trust schools. They recognise their moral and legal responsibility to guide the Trust with integrity and aspiration.

Currently consisting of five-member schools, as the Trust matures, we are keen to work with other schools, recognising the exciting opportunities that are possible when working closely together within a Trust.

Our guiding principle is to deliver a first-class education through partnership, innovation, school improvement and accountability and we welcome interest in joining Children First from other schools who wish to become part of this journey with us.

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