4th September 2020

Chapeltown Academy joins Minerva Learning Trust

Successful Post 16 Free School to Join Multi Academy Trust

Minerva Learning Trust continues its journey of growth as Chapeltown Academy is set to officially join the Minerva family.

Chapeltown Academy, a Post 16 Free School was established in 2014 and is a successful Post 16 Academy serving the communities of the North of Sheffield and beyond.

Minerva Learning Trust, established in 2014, is a successful Multi Academy Trust who already run operates four secondary schools in the City; Ecclesfield School, Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, High Storrs School and Stocksbridge High School. The Trust currently serves over 5,000 11-16 students and employs over 700 staff.

Bev Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Minerva Learning Trust, said: "As a trust, we are delighted that Chapeltown Academy is joining our family and are excited at the opportunity to be able to further develop the Post 16 provision at Chapeltown Academy and create an Enterprise Centre of Excellence.

Our aim is to deliver an outstanding education for all students, staff and stakeholders and to ensure that educational provision within the City of Sheffield is the best that it can possibly be. Our mission, vision and values are central to our work and are the driving force behind all that we do. Our vision of Outstanding Together, Working Together and Learning Together is underpinned by our core values of Inclusion, Independence, Respect and Success. Values which align with the ethos of Chapeltown Academy.

Chapeltown Academy has a history of high-quality educational provision which produces consistently good outcomes for students. Given this track record of success, we were delighted that Chapeltown Academy will transfer into Minerva Learning Trust on the 1st September and we look forward to working with the staff, students, families and the local community to give them the outstanding Post 16 provision they deserve in the North of the City.”

Dayle Coe, Principal of Chapeltown Academy added ‘We are delighted to be joining Minerva Learning Trust and are looking forward to becoming part of a larger family of schools. Joining the Trust will give us financial stability and additional capacity from which we can further develop the quality of our educational provision so it is the best it can be. These are exciting times and I look forward to the journey ahead.’

Chapeltown Academy will officially transfer into Minerva Learning Trust on the 1st September.

Further information can be obtained by contacting, Minerva Learning Trust: enquiries@minervalearningtrust.co.uk.