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  • Ofsted focused inspections of SPTA

    9th June 2016

    Please read the pdf below to view Ofsted's inspection findings.

  • Vale Primary - Highest Performer in Yorkshire

    2nd February 2016

    ‘Vale Primary Academy – One of the highest performing schools within Wakefield and Yorkshire’.

  • TL's first head leads new school to success

    9th July 2015

    A headteacher’s success at a new alternative provision free school in Leeds has received national recognition. Elland Academy was established a year ago to re-engage challenging and vulnerable students in the city and surrounding area. Its leader, Alice Ngondi, in her first headship, has been singled out for praise by Teaching Leaders for the positive impact she’s made on the students and the community.

    To read the full article please click on the link below:

  • Academy closures

    29th January 2015

    Please note that the following academies will be closed today due to the poor weather conditions:

    Hanson Academy in Bradford

    Serlby Park Academy in Bircotes

    De Warenne Academy in Doncaster

    South Leeds Academy

    Queen Elizabeth’s Academy  in Mansfield

  • Park View students create Anti-bullying video

    26th January 2015

    Students from Year 6 at Park View Primary Academy in Leeds, presented a thought provoking assembly about anti-bullying. They created their very own video on anti-bullying. To view this please go to



  • Year 5/6 Primary Athletics Competition

    20th January 2015

    As part of the overall development of school sport across the trust we are proud to announce the first Schools Partnership Trust Primary Sportshall Athletics Competition.

    This will take place on Thursday 26th March at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Teams should arrive no later than 12:00pm to register ready for a 12:30pm start. The event should finish around 3:00pm each school can enter 1 team in total. A team is made up of 20 children (10 boys and 10 girls).


    All Teams must enter 1 com

  • Ex-Garforth pupil wins Silver at Commonwealth

    11th August 2014

    Former Garforth Academy Student James Denny has won a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth Games in the Men’s 10m Synchronised Diving. James who partnered Tom Daley, left Year 13 at Garforth Academy in 2013, after successfully completing his BTEC Sport studies. He now combines diving with the City of Leeds Diving Club with alongside studying Sports, Physical Activity and Health at Leeds Metropolitan University.

    A huge Congratulations to James Denny on his fantastic achievement!

    Read more about his achievement at

  • Year 5/6 - Primary Athletics Competition

    7th April 2014

    As part of the overall development of school sport across the trust we are proud to announce the first Schools Partnership Trust Primary Sportshall Athletics Competition.

    This will take place on Friday 11th July 2014 at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Teams should arrive no later than 12:30pm to register ready for a 1:00pm start. The event should finish around 3:00pm each school can enter 1 team in total. A team is made up of 20 children (10 boys and 10 girls).

    All Teams must enter 1 co

  • Sixth Form students visit Microscope facility

    28th January 2014

    Sixth form students from De Warenne Academy and Rossington All Saints Academy went on a joint visit to the University of Sheffield Department of Biomedical Science electron microscope facility. The students, who怀are studying Level 3 Applied Science BTEC, enjoyed a guided tour of the laboratories and found out how the microscopes can be used to magnify specimens over 150,000 times.

  • De Warenne Sixth-Formers awarded

    28th January 2014

    Hardworking sixth-form students from De Warenne Academy were awarded graduation certificates by the Mayor of Leeds at a ceremony at Leeds Metropolitan University. The certificates were awarded to students who successfully completed the 'Progression Module' which guides and prepares students for university applications.

  • Craven Primary School - Academy Consultation

    20th September 2013

    Please see below the consultation documentation for the proposal to open a new Academy for 3 - 11 year olds to replace Craven Primary School. This consultation is to enable the local community and parents to raise an interest about the conversion of the existing school to an Academy. All your ideas and comments will be taken into consideration when developing the Academy and the opportunities it brings. Completed questionnaires can be dropped in at the School's reception or emailed to consultations@schoolpa

  • SPTA Students employed by Active Fusion

    7th June 2013


    Three aspiring students from Rossington All Saints Academy; Josh Bathgate, Lauren Caldwell and Jonathan McPhail and past student Laura Pearman, all interviewed for positions as casual coaches with Active Fusion.  All 4 have been offered the positions after demonstrating their abilities in teaching lessons to both year 7 and 8 students.

     Lindsy Gray, Partnership Director of Active Fusion said "They have really developed their leadership potential over the last year through taking part in the Higher Sports Le

  • Young Voices at Sheffield Arena

    6th February 2013

    A group of De Warenne students went to Sheffield Arena to sing in the Young Voices Choir on 23rd January. The singers had rehearsed a variety of songs and the actions to go with them. They were lucky enough to be right on the front row and got their T-shirts signed by the stars of the show including internationally renowned musician Randolph Matthews. They also spoke to the creative director who commented how pleased he was to see secondary school students enjoying singing together so much. He agreed with t

  • New Academy websites now live!

    30th January 2013

    Worlaby Academy and Kingston Park Academy now have exciting new websites!

    Take a look at them on the following links:

  • GCSE Hospitality and Catering Students Visit

    13th January 2013
    Thank you once again to the Best Western Mount Pleasant Hotel (especially David Rowley Deputy General Manager) for supporting the GCSE Hospitality and Catering students with a very informative visit and 'hands on' revision in preparation for their January Exams.
    Mrs Phillips
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    New Doncaster Office Telephone Number

    20th August 2012

    Important! - We have a new number for our Doncaster office - 01302 379 240

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    Active Fusion bring Olympic Inspiration

    18th July 2012

    Active Fusion bring Olympic inspiration to 1000's of young people across rossington...

    A team of sport and educational workers are inspiring Doncaster’s children by taking Olympic and Paralympic themed sports to Rossington Pheasant Bank before the Olympic Games start.

    The team, from Active Fusion, will be delivering to over 1000 pupils from Grange Lane Academy, Torndale Infants, St Josephs Primary, St Michaels Primary and Pheasant Bank Academy, engaging young people into Olympic and Paralympic Sports, leading

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    Our New Academies - Joined April 2012

    25th April 2012

    We are very proud to welcome the following new Academies into the School Partnership Trust:

    Hull Trinity House Academy

    De Lacy Academy (formerly Knottingley High School)

    Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Crookesbroom Primary Academy

    Highfields Primary Academy

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    SPTA Awarded Teaching School Status

    8th March 2012

    Green Lane Primary Academy is one of only 100 schools in England to be granted teaching school status – a new designation entitling it to lead the training and professional development for staff.

    It was selected by the National College for School Leadership which had about 1,200 expressions of interest in the first recruitment round.

    The milestone marks a shift towards school-centred training and development. Teaching schools will be responsible for leading a group of schools, working with other partners incl

  • Specialist Leaders of Education

    8th March 2012

    School Partnership Trust Academies Teaching School Alliance has recently appointed 17 Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs). Our SLEs are outstanding middle and senior leaders who have the skills to develop and support individuals or teams in similar positions. Our SLEs will help develop the leadership capacity of other colleagues inside our Teaching School Alliance, but also will provide support to other leaders outside our alliance. SLEs work will play a key role in succession planning in terms of helpin