Exciting new chapter for two schools as they join Greenwood Academies Trust

December 2022


Pupils and staff at The Bramble Academy and The Brunts Academy are celebrating today as they officially join the successful Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT).

Both academies are located in Mansfield and staff are looking forward to working with leaders from the Trust and colleagues from the other GAT academies to share best practice and implement new initiatives to secure school improvements.

Today marks the formalisation of this partnership as both academies join the Trust. GAT is now comprised of 38 academies, including infant, primary, secondary and special schools, located across Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Lincolnshire.

The Trust is known regionally and nationally for its fantastic work educating pupils and its passion for championing inclusivity, celebrating diversity, delivering high-quality education and raising the aspirations of young people in the communities it serves.

The vision and values of The Bramble Academy and The Brunts Academy align with GAT, making joining the Trust a natural progression for both academies. Both Bramble and Brunts academies will now form an integral part of the GAT community and be central to its Nottinghamshire hub.

Together, the academies will continue to work with Trust senior leaders and colleagues across the network of academies to share knowledge, resources and best practice and continue to enhance provisions for pupils to ensure they receive the best possible education. Joining the Trust will also benefit staff as they can access further continued professional development opportunities and its new training institute to support them as they progress in their careers.

Carl Atkin, Principal at The Brunts Academy, said:

“Our whole school community is looking forward to our new partnership with Greenwood Academies Trust. We know it will bring even more development opportunities for our staff as well as a range of benefits for our pupils. We are excited to be part of a like-minded community of colleagues who share our vision and are driven to provide high quality education and experiences for our pupils.”

Natalie Aveyard, Principal at The Bramble Academy, added:

“We are thrilled to be joining Greenwood Academies Trust. It will bring us many new opportunities and we look forward to building on the strong relationships we have already formed to continue to enhance our practices and provide the best possible education for our pupils.”

Wayne Norrie, CEO of GAT, said:

“We are delighted that The Bramble Academy and The Brunts Academy have joined our Trust. We look forward to welcoming them on board and working with them to collaborate, share expertise and secure continual school improvements for our pupils, staff and the wider community.

“We are committed to ensuring every child receives the highest quality education and is happy and safe. We know that together, our shared mission and values will enhance practices and transform life chances and I am very excited about the future of both schools and look forward to supporting them and their pupils to thrive.”


Editor Notes: For more information about Greenwood AcademiesTrust, please visit:www.greenwoodacademies.org.