Stantonbury Campus joins the Griffin Schools Trust




The governing body of Stantonbury Campus takes great pleasure in announcing that the school will be part of the Griffin Schools Trust as of September 2016.

Since last summer, the Campus’ governors and senior leaders have been exploring possible partnerships with education trusts that will allow the school to move confidently into its next phase of development, first to an Ofsted grade of ‘good’ and then beyond to securing its long term excellence.

The governing body chose to be partnered with the Griffin Schools Trust (GST) because it constitutes a small family of rapidly improving schools in the Midlands and the South East, which share common values and a commitment to the Creative Arts and Sport. Furthermore, the Trust has confirmed that as part of the new arrangements the future of Stantonbury Arts and Leisure Centre is secured, because GST hold great store in building strong relationships with the broader local community.

Co-Principals Michele Rhodes and Ben Corbett agree that joining this Trust will enable the Campus to offer all pupils, whatever their background and aptitudes, the sort of exceptional educational opportunities that will empower them to fulfil their potential, to widen their horizons and to realise their highest ambitions.

On announcing the partnership, Hilary Denny, Chair of Governors at Stantonbury Campus, said: ‘This is an exciting development for Stantonbury Campus. Joining Griffin Schools Trust will give us an opportunity to nurture our proud traditions and enhance our reputation for giving young people an exciting, varied and creative education that produces confident, fully rounded individuals who are ready to make their mark in the adult world beyond school. We look forward to much fruitful collaboration with other Trust schools.’

Liz Lewis, Joint Chief Executive of the Griffin Schools Trust, added: ‘We are delighted that Stantonbury Campus is joining us. We share a great deal in terms of values so that we are confident of adding pace to Stantonbury’s journey, using the resources of our schools as well as the Trust’s central team.’