South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

DoE approves Vickerstown

A growing education trust has officially welcomed its third school.

South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust now has Vickerstown School and Brambles Nursery as a member.

The 180-pupil school, on Walney, received notification from the Department for Education this month that its application to academise had been successful.

Headteacher David Holmes said he was delighted the school was now a formal member of the Trust, which is led by Furness College.

“We have been working with the team at SCMAT since last year when our governors unanimously resolved to join,” he said.

“Being part of a bigger network, and support that is bringing, will undoubtedly benefit the staff and pupils at Vickerstown long-term.

“We are already seeing progress through working with the other schools and SCMAT’s primary consultant on curriculum improvements and shared expertise in the SCMAT.”

The South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust was launched in September 2021 with education at its heart and a real focus on pupils achieving their full potential and gaining valuable academic and life skills. It is committed to maintaining the individual character and ethos of each school.

Vickerstown joins Chetwynde and Ormsgill schools as the Trust commits to providing excellent education across the area. It will work with industry and the wider community to identify what skills and expertise are needed to give children and young people the best chance for their future.

SCMAT CEO and Executive Headteacher Professor Andrew Wren said: “David and his team have worked closely with us through the consultation process and, as one of the first to join, are helping us to shape the future of our Trust. It is an exciting time for education across the area with people working together to bring about positive change.”

For further information about joining the South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust email with the heading SCMAT.


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

Company number 13414087 registered in England.
Tel: 01229 824 210
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust