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  • About us

    The Active Learning Trust brings together experienced and successful practitioners who share a collective belief in the effectiveness of school improvement, the primacy of performance management and the potential of new technology to enhance learning.

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  • Our aims

    Our vision is to maximise our impact at school level, both with schools in need of significant improvement and with those that are already outstanding (especially with outstanding leadership and/or attainment) and that have a desire to develop and use their expertise.

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  • People

    Through our broad network of successful and experienced school improvement professionals across all age ranges, we believe we have exceptional capacity to deliver a high quality offer to schools.

  • Partners

    In addition to the considerable skills and expertise available within the Trust, we have a number of partners who have a considerable wealth of experience from other colleagues who support our vision and aims. As we move forward we intend to build strategic partnerships with.


Playtime is Important Too!

Playtime is often a much overlooked period, where the cognitive and academic skills developed during lessons can be consolidated with social and physical learning. Encouraging your child to spend time outdoor play outdoors is not only an excellent way of ensuring that they grow up maintaining an active lifestyle, but also that they learn and develop new skills that aren’t unique to the classroom.

Neale-Wade Academy bucks the national trend

At a time when government reforms have made GCSE qualifications much harder to achieve, Neale-Wade Academy continues to improve. This year’s cohort of Year 11 students were the first to be affected by the government‘s educational reforms. The modular system is no more and the early entry with multiple opportunities to sit exams for GCSE ceased to be a viable option for schools after a very late change to the procedures mid-way through the two year course. Despite all of these changes and the increase in marking rigour the Academy has once again improved for the third consecutive year.

Neale-Wade Academy A2 and AS results at all time high

Results at Neale-Wade Academy continue to improve with our Year 13 student’s performing extremely well across the board. 100% pass rates where achieved in 90% of subject areas representing our best ever set of A2 results. 97% of our students achieved 3 A level passes enabling them to access further education at university whilst 100% of students achieved ‘good’ A level passes.