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Dec 14, 2018

The hard work of volunteers at Walton Hall was celebrated recently with a drinks reception at the Houses of Parliament.


Nov 19, 2018

Shaw Education Trust uses innovative approach to raising student aspirations with a key stage 3 awards ceremony.


Nov 6, 2018

Following the first ever UK IT Challenge in May, the team of four young people are now on their way to New Dehli, India to take part in this year's Global IT Challenge (GITC).


Nov 2, 2018

Tottington High School has joined the Shaw Education Trust’s family of academies as a key strategy in ensuring high quality outcomes for young people.


Oct 31, 2018

Newfriars College leads the way in launching new workplace scheme to help prepare students for the world of work.


Oct 23, 2018

Kidsgrove academies invited community members to share an oatcake and ideas at their ‘Food for Thought Breakfast’ on Friday 19th October.


Oct 22, 2018

Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list 2018 reveals most influential disabled people in the UK. 


Oct 4, 2018

Schools across Shaw Education Trust joined the fight against cancer by raising hundreds of pounds for Macmillan’s ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’ on 28th September.


Sep 29, 2018

Castlebrook High School, in conjunction with Barclays Bank, held a Life Skills Event to help prepare students for life after education.


Sep 19, 2018

On Wednesday 12th September, Shaw Education Trust held a CREST Awards Ceremony to celebrate students’ achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Sep 4, 2018

Students at Blackfriars Academy saw outstanding performance results again this year.


Sep 3, 2018

A level results day saw celebration at Great Barr Academy as the number of students to secure university places rises.


Aug 28, 2018

There was cause for celebration at Great Barr Academy yesterday as a linguistically-skilled cohort revealed brilliant GCSE results.


Aug 28, 2018

GCSE success at Wolstanton High School has delivered some impressive results this year.


Aug 28, 2018

Results day saw success for Madeley School, with grades remaining strong.


Aug 28, 2018

GCSE results day brought delight for Castlebrook High School students, with many achieving high standards across the curriculum.


Aug 24, 2018

Students, staff and parents at The Westleigh School have today been rewarded for their huge commitment and hard work. Staff were delighted to share in the successes achieved by students as they collected their well-deserved results.


Aug 6, 2018

Pupils at The Westleigh School got an exciting surprise as members of the Leigh Centurions brought modern foreign languages to life.


Jul 31, 2018

A Castlebrook High School student has teamed up with an award winning author to create Swahili children’s books.


Jul 18, 2018

Following a successful consultation period, Westleigh High School is excited to announce that they will be converting to academy status.


Jul 12, 2018

Blackfriars Academy students enjoyed an interactive learning experience while on a science-based adventure at Staffordshire University.


Jul 12, 2018

After wowing judges at the National ICT Challenge, a Walton Hall Academy pupil has been chosen to represent the UK in the Global IT Challenge.


Jul 11, 2018

Castlebrook High School students recently showcased their musical talents in front of a star-studded audience. 


Jun 27, 2018

The Shaw Education Trust is taking an innovative approach to further develop student voice with a one-day conference aimed at shaping student experiences across its Academies.


Jun 26, 2018

Farm renovations are nearing the final phase at Walton Hall Academy thanks to the outstanding work of volunteers and vast amounts of community support.


Jun 25, 2018

Thinking about getting into teaching? A trainee on the Trust's school-centred intial teacher training programme (SCITT) shares their story.


Jun 25, 2018

A trainee teacher shares their experience of the Trust's school-centred intial teacher training programme (SCITT).


Jun 18, 2018

Leadership at Wolstanton High School has been praised by Ofsted following its first inspection since converting to Academy status.


Jun 14, 2018

Shaw Trust has announced that its chief executive since 2012, Roy O’Shaughnessy, will step down later in the year.


May 14, 2018

Students from Blackfriars FE recently joined forces with the Outward Bound Trust for a Cumbrian adventure with the aim of developing students' independence and resilience.


May 4, 2018

Saxon Hill Academy, based in Lichfield, captured pupils’ imaginations with an innovative approach to teaching science.


Apr 18, 2018

Over 700 Shaw Education Trust staff attended a wellbeing-themed activity day to promote healthy lifestyles and reduce stress levels.


Dec 8, 2017

Alana Gratty is a talented musician currently studying at Coppice Academy, Newcastle-under-Lyme


Nov 28, 2017

National statistics now show Madeley finished in the top 2% of schools across the country with their 2016/17 results.


Nov 23, 2017

Last month Shaw Education Trust celebrated its third birthday and also welcomed its 10th Academy.


Nov 17, 2017

Wolstanton High School celebrates as three of its students achieved a top 5 shortlisting for the recent Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate.


Oct 17, 2017

The recent Ofsted inspection of Blackfriars Academy (Newcastle-under-Lyme and Bucknall) found the academy to have, ‘maintained the outstanding quality of education.’


Oct 11, 2017

Inspectors judged the academy to be ‘good’ and found it to be a ‘caring, happy school’ where ‘pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well’.


Oct 2, 2017

The Shaw Education Trust held its inaugural ‘graduation’ ceremony for Key Stage 3 students today at Keele University.


Sep 13, 2017

Madeley School has succeeded with the highest percentage of year 11 students achieving grade 5 or above for Mathematics GCSE in 2017 across Staffordshire.


Jul 14, 2017

Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEF research schools at social mobility summitt

The Keele and North Staffordshire Alliance IN Stoke-on-Trent is one of eleven schools to have won funding to boost the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research.

Mar 9, 2017

Former Head Boy now Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands


Feb 17, 2017

Exciting news of events at Madeley High School


Jan 26, 2017

The communication team at Blackfriars FE College are working towards a Makaton friendly award status in 2017.


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