Two schools join Trust

Hartford Junior and Hartford Infant Schools, in Huntingdon, have become the second and third primary phase schools to convert to academy status and become part of The Cam Academy Trust (formerly Comberton Academy Trust).

Their arrival co-incides with the appointment of Chris Jukes as Primary Executive Leader. He will provide dedicated support and maintain high standards in all the Trust’s primary phase schools. These also include Gamlingay First School, which joined last year.

Mr Jukes, who joined from a headship in St Albans, is an experienced primary practitioner, School Improvement Partner and a Local Leader of Education and has coached and advised new Headteachers around the country.

The Hartford Schools follow in the footsteps of their secondary partner school, St Peter’s, who joined the Trust in September. 

Stephen Munday, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “We are delighted that Hartford Infant and Hartford Junior School have joined our Trust. Through our partnership with the nearby St Peter’s School we understand the local community and look forward to working with the schools to improve outcomes for all children in Huntingdon.

“The Cam Academy Trust marked its fifth anniversary last year and one of our key ambitions was to expand and develop our work with primary phase schools in the region.

“Our local model of schools working in partnership will be at its strongest when schools can work together to provide excellent education for all throughout all of the Key Stages of young people’s school years.”

The Cam Academy Trust’s sponsorship of The Voyager Academy, in Peterborough, has been voluntarily transferred to the nearby The Thomas Deacon Academy Educational Trust following a period of working together. The two Trusts had formed a strategic partnership to help drive further improvements at The Voyager after it came out of special measures last year.