Welcome from CEO

Welcome from the CEO


We are a new academy trust, which will comprise of schools from both primary and secondary phases.  The trust continually strives to attain the very highest standards, which is summed up in our mission statement ‘Excellence for All’, and aims to provide the very best education for all our students irrespective of individual circumstances or background.

Our mission is something we take seriously and something we are always looking to translate into tangible actions and results.  This can be seen through the improvement journey at Carlton Bolling, the main forerunner school to the trust.  The school has been on a rapid improvement journey over recent years, attaining an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2017, less than two years after coming out of ‘Special Measures’, then going on to be awarded the prestigious ‘World Class Schools Quality Mark’ in 2018.  It has undoubtedly been a remarkable journey, which has been the result of the leadership, vision, diligence and hard work for both staff and students.  This has also provided an excellent template for success with outstanding systems and operational practice, which we can share with partner schools who will be joining us on our future journey.

There has been much progress and success at Carlton Bolling over recent years, but this only represents ‘the end of the beginning’.  Further exciting times lie ahead, and we look forward to working with similarly ambitious schools and people who share our core values and genuine belief in ‘Excellence for All’.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learning more about the Carlton Academy Trust.

Adrian Kneeshaw

CEO, Carlton Academy Trust