Aspiration, Ambition and Expectations

The primary aim of the Trust is to raise aspirations and deliver an outstanding education for all, so that each individual is given every opportunity to achieve their utmost potential. We set out to achieve this through:

  • An ambitious and personalised curriculum

    An ambitious and personalised curriculum

    • A broad and balanced curriculum to suit the needs of all learners including a commitment to the creative arts.
    • Specialist teaching (including mathematics and literacy in primary school).
    • Recognising the value of competitive sports at all stages.
    • Promoting the uptake of EBacc subjects in secondary schools.
  • Pace and challenge for all
    • A commitment to teaching that supports and challenges all learners
    • Use of setting/streaming where appropriate to ensure that teaching has maximum impact
    • Early and effective intervention
    • Strength in academic and pastoral transition across all key stages
  • High aspirations for students as learners and leaders

    High aspirations for students as learners and leaders

    • Being ambitious for our students and setting them targets that challenge and inspire them
    • The value of school ‘houses’, with individual house ties or badges to promote belonging, teamwork and pride
    • Developing our students as leaders; through student leadership teams, school councils, and other positions of leadership within the school.
  • Students as well informed and responsible citizens

    Students as well informed and responsible citizens

    • CBAT schools have a commitment to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) programmes that support the personal development of our learners at any stage of their education.
    • Our schools provide high quality independent advice and guidance on next steps in education, training or careers. In our primary schools we provide information on grammar schools and advice and support for those parents wishing their children to sit the entrance test.
  • Inclusive learning environment

    Inclusive learning environment

    CBAT aims to provide an educational experience appropriate to every student. Our belief is that all young people, regardless of their socio-economic background, can succeed if they are set ambitious targets supported by effective teaching.

    CBAT encourages active participation by all students so that none is hindered by their circumstances or, by low expectations of what they can achieve.

  • Student wellbeing

    Student wellbeing

    We are ambitious for the long term health and wellbeing of our staff and students.

    Both inside and outside of the classroom, CBAT develops a friendly and inclusive school community in which students feel safe, well supported and motivated.

    Pastoral care is a vital part of our schools and provides support to all students, recognising and responding to their needs.

    Our approach includes an uncompromising commitment to traditional values and standards such as social responsibility, honesty and equality, as well as respect and consideration for others.