University Church of England Academy to join Frank Field Education Trust

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, has today been approved to join Frank Field Education Trust (FFET).

FFET is chaired by well-respected, long standing local MP for Birkenhead and long-term

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.

UCEA will become the first academy in FFET following the decision by the Department for Education.

UCEA will now benefit from the full support of FFET, including gaining access to its wide range of teaching expertise, resources, and wider education services. Retaining its own unique identity, it will continue to build on its positive community links, as well as work in collaboration with FFET. There are no plans to change the duration or schedule of the school day, nor the school uniform. UCEA will join FFET from its existing sponsor, the University of Chester Academy Trust (UCAT).

Tom Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of FFET, said:

“We welcome UCEA joining FFET. We are committed to ensuring every student achieves their full potential, whatever their background, and we look forward to helping the Academy move forward and for all its students to progress. We will put in place an action plan to raise standards and are determined to ensure rapid improvement.”