DfE encourages Stamford Queen Eleanor and CMAT to join forces

The Department for Education (DfE) has suggested that secondary education in Stamford would benefit from Stamford Queen Eleanor School (SQES) joining the highly successful Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).

The School’s existing sponsor, CfBT, CMAT and the Governors of SQES have already started to explore how such a partnership could be expedited to deliver the best possible outcome for the school and its students.

Posted on: June 19th, 2014
Nene Park Academy's Peterborough United Futsal team play Futsal

World Cup flair comes to Peterborough

Students from Peterborough’s Nene Park Academy (NPA) can now emulate the silky skills on show during the World Cup in Brazil thanks to a new partnership with Peterborough United Football Club.

The school, which is also home to Peterborough United’s training ground, now offers sixth formers the opportunity to join its Futsal Scholarship course. 

Posted on: June 11th, 2014

Future shines bright as West Town celebrates becoming an academy

West Town Primary School was given the green light for a new era by the Department for Education to join the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) and opened as West Town Primary Academy on Monday 2nd June 2014.

The Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, formally approved the closure of West Town Primary School and the opening of West Town Primary Academy, as part of CMAT on the same site during the half term break.

Posted on: June 4th, 2014

£10 million revamp plans for North Cambridge Academy submitted

Plans for a £10 million transformation of North Cambridge Academy’s buildings have been submitted to Cambridge City Council.

If the plans are approved, the current buildings will be transformed and will help cater for the need for increased secondary school places in the north of Cambridge.

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

Nene Park Academy pupil one step away from national singing final

Teenager Nelly Semedo is hoping her voice will win her a place in the final of the TeenStar singing competition.

The 16-year-old was given the thumbs up by judges at the TeenStar auditions and will now, along with other finalists, be performing at the area final in Manchester this Sunday (18 May).

Posted on: May 15th, 2014

Pupils go the extra mile in aid of Sport Relief

Pupils from North Cambridge Academy will compete against each other in a bid to raise the most money for Sport Relief on Friday 21 March 2014.

Pupils at the academy will be competing against each other in their House groups – Attenborough, Churchill and Fitzwilliam – to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief by completing the Sport Relief Mile.

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

Pupils discover whether there could be life on Mars

Intrigued young scientists set about discovering whether there really could be life on Mars as part of a special science and engineering day at North Cambridge Academy.

The lucky children from Shirley Community Primary School spent the day working on experiments at the new academy to find out whether life is possible on the red planet.

Posted on: March 19th, 2014

Mentoring scheme will help pupils get on the right career path

A new mentoring scheme will aim to support North Cambridge Academy pupils as they prepare for the transition from education to employment.

Nine mentors from timber and builders’ merchant company Ridgeons will be working closely with 18 Year 10 pupils from the Academy in a project which will run until June 2014.

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

Raising a toast to a great headteacher…

Colleagues of former CMAT Executive Principal, Martin Bacon have unveiled an unusual way of remembering the inspirational headteacher, who died last year of a brain tumour.

The team has created a beer named after Martin, which will be used to raise money for charity.

Posted on: February 10th, 2014