Who We Are
Nelson and Colne College established Pendle Education Trust in response to a request from the DfE to support Walter Street Primary School, Brierfield; a school in special measures which had failed to improve. This fully sponsored Academy conversion took place in 2013 and the school is now called Pendle Primary Academy.
Shortly after, the College was approached by Colne Primet High School to become its sponsor, with an aim of helping the school identify a new vision and purpose; and to benefit from the support of the College. As such, the school converted to Colne Primet Academy with a new mission and values. The Trust has recently welcomed Castercliff Primary Academy as its newest member in September 2015.
As sponsor, the College has a simple belief; that its excellent performance and high expectations can be applied to the schools locally through effective and uncompromising leadership, management and governance. The College keenly understands the factors affecting educational success for young people locally, and for this reason felt that local sponsorship was, and is, the ideal solution for the schools which surround us.
To find out more about our Trust, click to view our Key Facts leaflet.