Collaboration - Creativity

Welcome to Cheshire Academies Trust

Cheshire Academies Trust (CAT) was formed in January 2015 when three local primary schools came together to support and challenge each other to further improve standards through a formalised partnership. The Trust also includes our Teaching School (CLTA) through which we are able to engage in discussions around school development and improving and sustaining school’s capacity to improve further, within our local communities.

CAT was created with a strong sense of moral purpose to provide the best education and opportunities for children and an aspiration to improve the quality of teaching and learning in all CAT academies and for children in our wider community through the work of CLTA. We have created a Trust in which schools support each other to enable their children and staff to thrive through a creative approach to collaboration. There is a strong sense of ownership and belonging in CAT; this ensures schools benefit from opportunities to collaborate and work together.

CAT encourages its academies to retain their ethos and unique qualities. Our Principals have a high degree of autonomy in leading their schools, whilst giving them the freedom to focus on teaching and learning. Where academies need support and intervention to improve it is proportionate to need. 

We welcome all enquiries about the work of our Trust. Please email us on to find out more.

Kelsall Primary School, Flat Lane, Kelsall, Cheshire CW6 0PU