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Great Academies Education Trust

Inspiring Greatness


Great Academies Education Trust was established in 2012 by New Charter who believes that children and young people deserve outstanding schools to help them raise and fulfil their ambitions.


"Our job is about providing Great Homes in Great Neighbourhoods with Great People. It is clear to me that our investment in homes and environment will not, on its own, provide great opportunities for all our communities.


I want to give young people the chance to achieve more than they thought possible.


Ian Munro, Group Chief Executive"


Our academies will be listening and learning communities; places where everyone is valued as an individual, where pupils can achieve their best and develop into confident, responsible and successful young adults. Our academies will provide high quality learning opportunities for children aged 3-16 and will have strong links with their local neighbourhood.


Each academy will have its own identity and culture, but will share the overall vision of encouraging our children and young people to achieve.

Our Sponsor


New Charter Group is a housing association with around 20,000 homes across Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire. With a turnover of approximately £100m a year and a workforce of 900 people, the Group is one of Greater Manchester's largest registered providers of social housing. 

The New Charter Building Company provides a property repair, maintenance and improvement service working with a range of external partners and covering the whole of the North West, employing over 200 people and achieving
a turnover of £34 million.


New Charter Group came 32nd in the 2017 Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For survey and was voted number 17 in 24 Housing’s Top 50 Landlords (2017).

Our vision is to provide ‘Great Homes, Great Neighbourhoods and Great People’. We believe that children and young people in Tameside should have outstanding schools to increase opportunities and achievement to further that vision.


Our commitment is financial – we have invested over £3.5m into an endowment for education in the borough and support our schools’ activities financially in other ways - as well as in our time and expertise. We have supported curriculum enrichment in sport, music and culture as well as enhancing direct academic provision.

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