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St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust

St James & Emmanuel Academy Trust

Welcome from the Executive Head

Welcome to the St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust. We aim to be the Trust of choice for parents wanting a high quality faith based education for their children in South Manchester.

Ever since we got the go-ahead to spread the outstanding education we provide at Didsbury CE Primary to a new school in West Didsbury, we’ve been incredibly excited by the opportunity to offer more children the chance to experience our high-quality teaching by caring staff in a warm, family environment.

It has been a source of great pleasure to be involved in our Trust as we have grown through sponsoring St Wilfrid’s CE in Northenden  in July 2016 and most recently St Elisabeth's CE in November 2019. As part of our Trust family of schools, St Wilfrid’s CE were recently (March 19) given a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating which means that 3 schools in our Trust are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This affirms our internal monitoring and evaluation.  St Elisabeth's CE, as a new academy school does not currently have a judgement but we are making great progress and looking forward to our next inspection to illustrate the improvements made.   Each of our schools retain their individuality and history, however they share with us a desire to work together and aspire to excellence. 

We are constantly striving to improve and by working together are sharing good practice across our Trust schools to provide the very best Christian education we can for children in South Manchester.

We hope to see you very soon.

Matt Whitehead

Executive Head