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Why CHOOSE Connect Academy Trust?

our manifesto

Our world needs
a big change.
A better kind of education.
Education that gives
our young people the
best academic knowledge
and skills,
A safe environment to grow,
to understand themselves
and their peers,
and an inspiring,
big-picture perspective
of the world they live in.
Success for us and
our schools is not about
popularity, profit or prestige.
It’s defined by lives improved,
opportunities given and
futures secured.
That’s what we believe
all children deserve,
and it’s what we strive
towards every day.
A better future
for all our children,
a better future
for our planet,
and a better future
for everyone.

Our anchors

As a values-led trust, our beliefs and principles drive everything we do. We have a set of values (we call them our anchors) that describe our personality, set our ambitions, drive our decisions and filter into every aspect of our work.

We want to be known for being

...so these qualities are embedded into our DNA.

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A sense of empowerment

We don’t believe schools should become clones of others in a Trust. Our unique schools are given autonomy and encouragement to embrace differences, share ideas, and succeed together.

Child holding leaf outside

A promise to do things right

For the world, for our people, and for your pupils, we’re committed to taking a stand to uphold strong moral values – holding each other accountable and acting with integrity.

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Exciting opportunities for the future

Connect prides ourselves on being a forward-thinking and dynamic Trust. We, and our schools, bravely look ahead for ways to expand horizons, learn more effectively, to create a better future.

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A genuine, human connection

Real community comes from being part of a group that looks after each other – encouraging children and adults alike, and supporting them with kindness and compassion.

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"It has felt good to be part of a larger team. I know I can contact other members of the Trust to collaborate, support each other and share our knowledge."

Mrs Monk

Year 4 Teacher

"I feel incredibly supported. It is great being a part of a Trust as there are opportunities to work with many other talented, wise and supportive people."

Miss Davies

Year 6 Teacher

"As a parent of two children attending Eggbuckland Vale Primary School I have experienced first hand the nurturing and supportive environment that has always encouraged high standards of achievement. I have no hesitation in recommending the school to new parents and their children as a place they can be confident will take their child from strength to strength."

Gemma Nevitt


“The opportunities for parents to share workshops makes learning more exciting for our children.”

Nicky Cocking


"Great school! Amazing and really helpful staff."

Rositsa Mateva


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