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REAch 2

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting circa 60 primary academies across England.

These are challenging times, and for our children we believe that their first school experience is the start of a very important journey, which should enable them to broaden their horizons, be confident in their abilities and help shape their future lives. Our primary focus is to ensure that all our pupils are provided with the right educational environment which not only inspires them to embrace learning and develop creativity - but also to have fun, make friends, respect individuality and ultimately to reach their full potential.

The Cornerstone of REAch2 is a solid, unshakeable foundation, defined by exceptional teaching experiences and shared Touchstone values of learning, leadership, enjoyment, inclusion, inspiration, responsibility and integrity.

These values are at the very core of the Trust, firmly embedded in all of our academies and embraced by our leaders, teachers, staff, parents and children alike.

Strong family values are a key component of the REAch2 vision. We believe that REAch2 is a family: connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. Every school and every individual is included in this vision. We actively encourage collaboration - and work as a team to create and deliver the best possible educational experiences for every pupil within the REAch2 Trust.

Reach2 Academy Trust Governance

REAch2 is a charitable voluntary organisation which relies on the valuable input of a considerable number of non-executive volunteers, supported by an experienced team of staff.

The governance principles of REAch2 recognise the importance of developing relationships with a common purpose and they are about developing processes and structures.  The effective governance of the Trust is supported by:

  • Trust members – the guardians of the constitution
  • Trust Board – the Directors / Trustees
  • Trust sub-committees
  • Regional Boards and their sub committees – including Regional Ambassadors
  • Local Governing Bodies – the local governors
  • The Executive Team

REAch2 – North Central Region

REAch2 is a large organisation with 55 Primary schools across many parts of England.  To effectively provide high quality support to all REAch2 schools a regional model has been adopted.  There are four regions; South Central, North Central, The Midlands and East Anglia.

Our school is in the North Central Region along with the following schools:

The Palmer Primary Academy


Purfleet Primary Academy


Civitas Primary Academy


Langtons Junior Academy

(Hornchurch )

Water Lane Primary Academy


Ranikhet Primary Academy


Chigwell Primary Academy


Pemberley Primary Academy


Minerva Academy


Dorothy Barley Junior Academy


Brampton Primary Academy

(Bexley Heath)

Chapel End Junior Academy


Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy


Concordia Primary Academy


The REAch2 North Central region is supported by the following regional leadership team:

  • Mrs G Ellyard   Director of Education
  • Mr D Hughes Deputy Director of Education

REAch2 office contact:

REAch2 Academy Trust
Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy
Henhurst Ridge
Burton upon Trent
DE13 9TQ

Telephone: 020 7706 8981

[email protected]

To learn more about REAch2, please visit:  www. reach2.org