Academy trust which has 11 primary schools across the Harborough area receives a grant of almost £200,000

The grant wil be used to help its IT infrastructure, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support, curriculum development, school improvement and remote learning

Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th November 2020, 4:12 pm
Learn Academies Trust

A trust which has 11 primary schools across the Harborough area has received a development grant of almost £200,000 from the Government.

Based at Lubenham, near Market Harborough, the Learn Academies Trust has been handed the cash by the Trust Capacity Fund.

The Fund was set up to back educational trusts to develop their capacity to support more schools in strong collaborative groups.

The grant will be used to develop key areas such as the Trust’s IT infrastructure, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support, curriculum development, school improvement and remote learning.

Stef Edwards, Learn-AT’s Trust Leader, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have been awarded this grant.

“In these challenging times, it will help us to keep the focus of our work on the main thing – high quality learning.”

She added: “The grant will enable us to continue working together in fellowship as we strive for excellence in education for our children.

“It’s very exciting and we can’t wait to get started!’

In a letter congratulating the trust, Baroness Berridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education, said, “The success of your trust in applying for this fund is a measure of the excellent work you are already doing and the strength of your plans to extend the impact you are making. “You should be justifiably proud of these achievements.”

Learn Academies Trust was founded in 2016 and has 11 member primary schools:

Blaby Stokes CE Primary School

Church Langton CE Primary School

Great Bowden CE Academy

Husbands Bosworth CE Primary School

Lubenham All Saints CE Primary School

Market Harborough CE Academy

Meadowdale Primary School

Red Hill Field Primary School

Ridgeway Primary Academy

St Andrew’s CE Primary School, North Kilworth­

South Kilworth CE Primary School