Announcement of 39 school sponsors paves way for procurement


Source: Alamy

Contractor Carillion is among the sponsors funding new schools planned under the government’s £820m targeted basic needs programme, the government announced today.

The announcement of sponsors for 39 schools gives the go-ahead for their procurement, which will be undertaken by councils.

The whole programme is designed to see 41 schools built and 331 expanded, creating 70,000 additional school places by 2015. Councils will run the procurement though they will be free to use either the EFA’s Academies Framework or alternatives such as Scape if they choose.

Carillion is sponsoring two primary schools in Tameside, one in Ashton Under Lyme and one in Hattersley.

Schools Minister David Laws said: “Today’s announcement is a key milestone in our multi-billion pound plan to ensure there are enough high-quality school places around the country.

“The sponsors we have announced today are top-performing organisations that will use their expertise and know-how to ensure young people receive the high-quality education they deserve.”

New academies and their sponsors:

Local AuthorityProjectPhaseSponsor

Douglas Road -


SecondaryBradford Diocesan Academies Trust
BristolAvonvale Road – BS5 9RHPrimaryEducate Together
BristolMarkesbury – BS3 5JLPrimaryOasis Community Learning
BristolFairlawn Road – BS6 5JLPrimaryColston’s Girls’ School Trust

Ely –


PrimaryActive Learning Trust
CroydonSegas – CR0 1YLPrimaryOasis Community Learning
CroydonSouth Croydon – CR2 6HSPrimaryHarris Federation
CroydonSouth Norwood – SE25 4QLSecondaryOasis Community Learning
CroydonWestways - CR0 2URPrimaryGLF Schools
CroydonSpices Yard - CR0 2ANPrimarySTEP Academy Trust
DoncasterGrady Road  DN4 5UBPrimaryWakefield City Academies Trust
East SussexNewhaven – BN9 9JLPrimaryLilac Sky Academy Trust
East SussexHailsham – BN27 3NWPrimaryLilac Sky Academy Trust
EssexBraiswick – CO4 5UBPrimaryThe Learning Pathways Academy Trust
EssexHarlow – CM20 1NWPrimaryREAch2 Academy Trust

East Wick -

E5 8JY

PrimaryMossbourne Community Academy Trust
HillingdonUxbridge – St. Andrews RoadPrimaryElliot Foundation
HillingdonHayes – UB3 1JAPrimaryThe Park Federation Academy Trust
HillingdonYiewsley –UB7 9AEPrimaryLDBS Frays Academy Trust
KentIsle of Sheppey – ME12 3GNPrimaryOasis Community Learning
KentLondon Road - ME19 5ATPrimaryValley Invicta Academies Trust
KentSnodland - ME6 5PDPrimaryValley Invicta Academies Trust
KentKings Hill - ME19 4QGPrimaryValley Invicta Academies Trust
KentFolkestone - CT19 6DTPrimaryLilac Sky Academy Trust
LincolnshireGainsborough – DN21 1PYPrimaryTall Oaks Academy Trust

Harpurhey –

M40 7US

PrimaryBritish Telecom

Chatham –


PrimaryRGS/AFS Thinking Schools Academy Trust with First Eduation Alliance and Marmox UK Ltd
OldhamHollinwood Avenue – OL9 8EE or Rock Street – OL1 3USSpecialNew Bridge Academy

Derriford -


PrimaryDiocese of Exeter
PooleFourways – BH14 0PZPrimaryAspirations Academies Trust
ReadingHodsall Road - RG1 7HLPrimaryREAch2 Academy Trust
RotherhamEastwood – S65 1TFPrimaryCentral Learning Partnership Trust
SheffieldAttercliffe - S9 3TLPrimaryOasis Community Learning
StaffordshireWest Midlands – ST18 0DDPrimaryREAch2 Academy Trust
SwindonTadpole Farm – SN26 8DZPrimaryDiocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT)
TamesideAshton under Lyne - O16 9SDPrimaryCarillion Academies Trust
TamesideHattersley - SK14 3JZPrimaryCarillion Academies Trust

Earlsfield Ward -

SW18 3BU

PrimaryFloreat Education Academies Trust (FEAT)
West Sussex

Worthing -

BN14 8HJ

SecondaryDurrington High School