REAch2 Academy Trust is delighted to announce the newest addition to our family of schools: Aqueduct Primary Academy in Telford. Effective April 1, 2024, Aqueduct officially became a part of REAch2 Academy Trust, marking a significant milestone in our collective journey of school improvement.

Amid recent challenges, the school's senior leadership team and the DfE, together with the trust, collaboratively concluded that Aqueduct and REAch2 are well-suited for a successful partnership. Together, we are enthusiastic about embarking on a shared mission to elevate the school's provision and enhance the learning experiences for all its children, embodying our Trust's commitment to 'Always aim higher'.

As of 1 April 2024, Aqueduct Primary joins Bushbury Lane, Heath Hayes, Lawley Village, Norton Canes, Silkmore, Veritas and Apley Wood (also joining on 1st April) within Cluster 1.  Gerry Crofts, Deputy Director of Education in Cluster 1 has said, “Our collaboration represents the beginning of a dynamic partnership. Alongside the Senior Leadership Team at the school, we're eager to enhance outcomes and enrich the learning experience for every child at Aqueduct Primary School."

With 60 academies across the UK, boasting an impressive 95% rating of Good or Better, REAch2 brings a wealth of school improvement experience and resources to the partnership. Cathie Paine, CEO of REAch2 Academy Trust, emphasised the Trust's unwavering commitment, “We warmly welcome Aqueduct into our family of schools. Along with the staff and senior leaders, we share a common purpose to elevate Aqueduct Primary Academy to new heights, striving for excellence and ensuring that every child receives a truly great primary education.”

Tammy Lockley, the Headteacher at Aqueduct, has been intricately involved in the conversion process and eagerly anticipates working with schools within Cluster 1 while leveraging additional support from REAch2 Academy Trust. Mrs. Lockley expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “REAch2 have not only shown their commitment to support us in Aqueduct’s journey, but have been welcoming and positive. We are pleased that they share our passion to make every child successful and happy. We are excited to become part of such an accomplished academy trust.”