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Dear parents and carers,

As we draw to the end of another very busy term across The Canterbury Academy Trust, I attach our most recent Pillars of Excellence Newsletter for your information. I do hope you may be able to take ten minutes to read, reflect and delight in all of our students’ most recent achievements.

As you will know well, we believe passionately that every young person is special, individually unique and brilliant. We wish to help nurture and develop our young people to become the very best version of themselves that they can be, and, by doing so, that they will continue through their lives with confidence, compassion, positivity and success. We hope to do this from the point that our young people join us in our City View Pre-School and Nurseries, through The Canterbury Primary School, into The Canterbury Academy and its Sixth Form, then by securing overwhelmingly positive destinations for our students as they progress into university and employment. All of this underpinned, of course, by our Pillars of Excellence in academic learning, with our partner school, The Langton, sport, performing arts, practical learning with enterprise education, and through the vital wrap around work of our Youth, Community and Extended Services team. As you flick through the newsletter, I hope you will agree that what our young people continue to achieve across our Trust, our schools and divisions, is really quite exceptional.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of the young people that have either recently taken SATs, are beginning their GCSE and A Level exams, or are finishing their vocational courses with us, the absolute best of luck in the forthcoming weeks. All of our thoughts and very best wishes are with them. We will continue to do all that we can to help and support our young people, and our families, through this stressful period. With that said, as always, we remain indebted to you, our Trust’s parental body, for your unwavering support. Please, as always, if you are at all worried or concerned about anything, you must not hesitate to contact the appropriate member of staff at your child’s school or setting.

Our Heads of Schools have already been in touch with you about our end of term arrangements, and the details for the start of term 6 on Monday, 6th June, when your children will return for a normal school day. Until then, on behalf of all my colleagues across the Trust, I hope you enjoy a restful and sunny half-term break, and we shall look forward to seeing all of our young people again on 6th June.

My very best regards to you all,


Jon Watson
Executive Principal