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STEP Academy Trust STEP Ahead Teaching School HUB

Committed to improving the life chances of all children.

Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so.

Our unique way of operating as one organisation across multiple sites allows an agreed level of consistency, STEP Way, and support, STEP Up, which enables all children to access the highest level of education. As part of our commitment to equality, we champion respect and inclusivity in our academies.

Striving together for excellence in partnership

We are one team across 20 schools with one shared goal - for excellence in all we do.

East Sussex

East Sussex

East Sussex

Over 150 teachers providing exceptional education across our 8 primary schools in East Sussex
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Shared Mission

South London

South London

South London

Over 270 teachers providing exceptional education across our 12 primary schools in South London
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Shared Mission

Making a difference and shaping the future


Year 4

Turnham Academy

"The pitch feels wonderful, it makes me feel free. I feel very athletic being on it. I love playing for Girls United because I love playing matches with other girls."


Year 1

High Cliff Academy

"Painting is my favourite thing to do. We have been learning how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours. My favourite colour is yellow because that is the colour of the sun."


Year 2

Westbridge Academy

"I really like learning at Westbridge because I want to feel smart. History, writing and PE are my favourite subjects at school. All children are very lucky here because we have kind, helpful teachers, who care about us."


Year 4

Peacehaven Heights Academy

“I love how I represent other children in the academy on the Pupil Parliament. I like the fact that I can act like the Prime Minister. I have learnt about the skills of debating and this has helped me to be patient, be a good listener and know that children have the right to speak.” 


Year 5

Phoenix Academy

"First off, it's fun because you get to learn lots of different things like languages and play instruments that you've never played before.I love Phoenix Academy because I get to make new friends! Friday assemblies are great because we get PUPAC awards.


Year 6

Beddington Park Academy

"My journey here has been extraordinary, leaving at the end of the academic year will be heartbreaking. There are many amazing opportunities: before, during and after school. I can assure you that your child will make long lasting positive memories here. The trips are fantastic and let us explore many new places."

Year 5 and 6 Class Ministers: Maranda and Kabil

Year 6

Benedict Academy

I am really proud to represent Year 6 because they are the year that create their final memories at Benedict, and have a lot more responsibility around the school.


Year 4

Park Academy

"I like how we always have assembly and that we all reward each other; the teachers give awards and sometimes in classroom we reward ourselves with cheers. I like the learning because the teacher adds every detail about our topics, for example when my teacher added lots of detail about Rome. There is a lift here so if you need help coming up or down you can use it. I think we have democracy in the school because we can vote for Class Ministers and Pupil Parliament. The teachers keep us safe and we can have our own opinion and be heard."

Poppy & Sithil

Year 6

Breakwater Academy

Maths is important because it is a part of the key fundamentals that you need in life. Maths can help you achieve your dreams as it allows us to develop key skills to succeed in life as a young person and adult. My aspiration is to be an artist, but I still need to be knowledgeable about maths, as I need to find proportions of things when I design.



Gonville Academy

"I love the playground and running with my friends. I love learning labs. There are always lots of fun activities like painting butterflies, making a rocket and lots of maths and numbers. I love school!"

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Our Values in Action

Our students live the STEP values

Passion - Urgency - Positivity - Aspiration - Commitment to Anti-Racism

Succeeding together

Multiplication Check
out of 25
19.8 National (2022)
Key Stage 2
74% National (2022)
71% National (2022)
69% National (2022)
58% National (2022)
75% National (2022)
Ofsted Rating
Good or Better