South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Public consultations for infant schools

An education trust is continuing to grow in popularity with more schools announcing plans to join this year.

South Walney Infant and Nursery School has resolved to academise with South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust.

Governors at the school unanimously voted to apply to join SCMAT, which currently has six member schools across Barrow.

South Walney Infant and Nursery School Headteacher Becs Ensoll said the move would further strengthen the school.

“Our staff and pupils will benefit from the enhanced expertise that being part of a bigger organisation will bring.

“The Trust was formed with a vision that fits well with our own ethos of challenging and nurturing our children to become confident lifelong learners.

“It will also enable us to formalise our excellent working relationship with South Walney Junior School to continue a seamless transition as pupils progress through their education.”

South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust began in 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 providing excellent education across Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding areas and will work with industry and the wider community.

Chetwynde, Ormsgill, Vickerstown, South Walney Juniors, Cambridge Primary and Newbarns Primary and Nursery School are all members of SCMAT.

SCMAT Chief Executive Professor Andrew Wren said the Trust was in discussions with several other schools who are also keen to join this year.

“We are delighted South Walney Infant and Nursery School have moved to join our Trust. We have met the staff and governors and were impressed by their diligence and commitment to further improving their fantastic school by working together.

“It is testament to the work we are doing to drive up standards in education that other schools want to come on board.”

There will be a public consultation with a chance to ask questions about the Trust at South Walney Infant and Nursery School on Wednesday 21st February from 5pm to 6pm at the school.

A public consultation will also take place at Victoria Infant and Nursery School on Thursday 8th February at 5pm as the school’s formal application to join SCMAT progresses. It is currently an associate member.


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

Tel: 01229 824 210

Company number 13414087 registered in England.
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust