Castle Academy will join the Astrea Academy Trust, a newly created schools trust. Castle Academy will follow the lead of the first cohort of schools, made up of Gooseacre Primary Academy, Carrfield Primary Academy, Highgate Primary Academy, The Hill Primary Academy, Hatfield Primary Academy and Hartley Brook Primary Academy.
Astrea was established in 2015, with a view to working with primary, secondary and all-through schools in the South Yorkshire region. Astrea is led by Libby Nicholas, an outstanding Head and experienced national education leader.
Astrea has the highest expectations when it comes to academic results, but the Trust’s aspirations go well beyond the concept of ‘schooling’.
Designate CEO, Libby Nicholas said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Castle Academy is joining the Astrea family. We have been working closely for some time and look forward to building on the strong foundations in place.
“At Astrea, we passionately believe in ‘inspiration beyond measure’ and are committed to delivering an education with no boundaries. For us, that means not just academic excellence, but helping children and young people develop in the broadest sense through arts, sports, leadership opportunities, enrichment and community.
“We look forward to welcoming Castle Primary Academy into the Astrea family and, together, working to ensure that every child has the best possible education throughout their time with us.”