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The STEP Academy Trust

Wolsey Junior School votes to join The STEP Academy Trust

On Tuesday 30th April, the Governing Body of Wolsey Junior School voted to seek permission from the Department for Education to become an academy sponsored by The STEP Academy Trust. The decision followed a series of meetings seeking the views of the wider school community. The next stage is for the Secretary of State to consider the request.…

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Applegarth becomes the third STEP Academy

On Tuesday 2nd April 2013, Applegarth School converted to become Applegarth Academy, joining David Livingstone Academy and Gonville Academy as a full member of The STEP Academy Trust. Applegarth’s conversion formalises the successful partnership with STEP, which began in January 2012.  

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Potential new partnership between STEP and Wolsey Junior School

Following an invitation by the Governing Body of Wolsey Junior School, the directors of the Trust have entered into discussions about a possible partnership arrangement with the school. Earlier this term, Wolsey was placed in “Special Measures” by Ofsted. The Department for Education has indicated that it supports, in principle, the idea of STEP acting as…

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Applications invited for the one remaining 2013-2014 Schools Direct place

The STEP Academy Trust has one remaining place available for the 2013–2014 Schools Direct teacher training programme (salaried). Working in partnership with EQualitas, we are looking for an exceptional person to join us as trainee teachers. Preference will be given to candidates with: Grades B and above in English, Maths and Science, and A–C grades…

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Gonville Academy shortlisted for 2013 Naace ICT Impact Award

On Thursday 31st January, the shortlist for the Naace Impact Awards 2013 was announced. Gonville Academy joins four others on the shortlist for the “Local Community Award”. The judges noted Gonville’s “inspirational ICT leadership and considerable outreach work, with particular focus on school improvement through ICT”. The STEP Academy Trust requires all partner academies to…

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David Livingstone Academy tops Croydon KS2 SATs league table

This year, David Livingstone Academy has been listed as one of the best primary schools in Croydon, with 100% of its pupils achieving L4+ in English and mathematics. This tremendous achievement also places the Academy in the top 5% of schools nationally. Through the STEP partnership, Applegarth, David Livingstone and Gonville are working incredibly hard to strengthen teaching…

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Applegarth School votes to join The STEP Academy Trust

On Monday 26th November, the Governing Body of Applegarth School voted unanimously to seek permission from the Department for Education to become an academy sponsored by The STEP Academy Trust. The next stage is for the Secretary of State to consider the request. If he agrees, it is anticipated that Applegarth will open as a…

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STEP Academy Trust partnership with ClassMovies

In accordance with The STEP Academy Trust mission – to improve the life chances of all children – sharing best practice is a key element of our work. Through our new partnership with ClassMovies, member academies will be able to use digital media to capture strategies and practices which result in high quality learning. ClassMovies will then facilitates…

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The STEP Academy Trust officially recognised by the DfE as an academy sponsor

Following a thorough assessment process, during which The STEP Academy Trust’s expertise, track record and capacity were considered, the Department for Education has officially approved STEP as an academy sponsor. The designation will make resources available for the Trust to extend its support of vulnerable schools. We are pleased that the DfE is supportive of The STEP Academy Trust sponsoring Applegarth School.…

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