Outstanding school to become first Academy in Frank Field Education Trust

Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School in Handforth, Cheshire, has been approved to become the lead school in the Frank Field Education Trust (FFET).

FFET is chaired by well-respected, long standing local MP for Birkenhead and champion of social justice, Frank Field MP. Its ethos is to promote social justice through outstanding educational provision to improve the life chances of all children and young people,

including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, so that they fulfil their potential.

Wilmslow Grange will become the first Academy in and is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Its results are amongst the top-1000 in the country with a national profile for curriculum development and the inclusion of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition and other Special Educational Needs. Wilmslow Grange staff will assist schools that subsequently join FFET with this expertise.

It is anticipated that FFET will be announcing the conversion of subsequent Outstanding schools imminently.

Tom Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of FFET, said:

“We welcome Wilmslow Grange joining FFET. We are honoured that such an Outstanding school should become the Lead school in our Trust and we look forward to them supporting subsequent schools to offer exciting, high-achieving curricula whilst retaining an inclusive ethos.”

Mark Unwin, Headteacher of Wilmslow Grange, said:

“We are very pleased to be joining the Frank Field Education Trust and find that their high-expectations and desire for a rich, exciting educational experience for all children accords very closely with our own. We believe that our expertise can assist

schools within the Trust and promote social justice for the most disadvantaged schools and families in the North West in line with FFET’s vision and we look forward to an exciting next stage of development for Wilmslow Grange.”