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Government's Direction of Travel

 The government’s recent white paper Opportunity for all - Strong schools with great teachers for your child

'By 2030, all children will benefit from being taught in a family of schools, with their school in a strong multi academy trust or with plans to join or form one.'

'All schools will provide a high quality and inclusive education within the resilient structure of a strong trust, sharing expertise, resources and support to help teachers and leaders deliver better outcomes for children.'

Nadhim Zahawi Secretary for Education April 2022

Additional Information About The Challenge Academy Trust

TCAT Vision and Values

TCAT's Mission

To serve, challenge and empower the educational community

TCAT's Values
  • Collaboration and interdependence
  • Challenge and service
  • Sustainability and wellbeing
  • Celebrating difference
  • Educational excellence
  • Inclusivity and social justice

Appleton Thorn Vision and Values

Our Values 
 We work hard to create a culture in our school where every individual feels valued, supported and able to achieve his or her very best. Together with individual achievement, the whole school community is very important to us which is why we have the school motto:

Individuals achieving
Our community succeeding

Our Ethos and Mission Statement

Through the commitment and dedication of everybody at Appleton Thorn Primary School, we strive to achieve our full potential and respect everybody as individuals whilst aspiring to become valued members of our unique and happy community.

Education Conference

Further opportunities for all children


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