Welcome to The College Academies Trust

The College Academies Trust has been established to create a network of schools in North Staffordshire that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experience for young people.  Our focus is on inspiring students to achieve, providing them with skills for the modern workplace, and, working closely with employers, to create innovative learning partnerships.

The College Academies Trust is sponsored by Stoke on Trent College and works in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies, as well as regional education expert advisors.  We draw extensively on the experience and knowledge of our sponsor as well as our network of the region’s largest employers to devise our curricula and ethos.

If you are interested in the work of the Trust and would like to support us in any way – maybe as an employer, or a member of staff or as a parent or pupil then please contact us

Prospectuses & Information Booklets

Click on the links below to download prospectuses and information booklets from our trust members.

Year 7 & 8 Sports Hall Athletics 2016

Year 7 Team

Congratulations to all competitors who gave up their time to represent The Excel Academy in the City Sports Hall Competition. They were extremely enthusiastic and tried their very best. Overall the boys came 5th in the City and the girls came 6th in the City.

Well done to the following girls:

Jade Mountford
Liberty Ford
Christabel James
Kazia Perkins
Shannall Johnson
Halle Taylor-Bates
Amy Bailey

Well done to the following boys:

Tyrese Jones
Jeyanthan Thevapalan
Tom Wright
Toby Colley
Kristian Trotter
Carlyan Kitaya
Adam Ghoulam
Ryan Savin

Year 8 Team

Congratulations to all competitors who gave up their time to represent Excel in the City Sports Hall Competition. They were extremely enthusiastic and produced some outstanding results. The girls improved from last year and overall came third in the City. The boys performed outstandingly and came First in the North Area which means that they now progress through to the County competition.
A special mention to the Boys Obstacle Race competitors (Josh, Brad, Sam and Josh) who came FIRST in the City and also to Josh Jones and Owen Harrison who came FIRST in the 8 lap race. Josh Jones also came FIRST in the triple jump.

Well done to the following girls:

Dana Chambers
Shannon Littler
Hannah McVicker
Cejay Hopley
Maddie Sutton
Lillie May Fallows
Ange-Lynn Menoumba

Well done to the following boys:

Josh Jones
Josh Bamford
Declan Lloyd
Sam Barber
Brad Timmis
Owen Harrison
Charlie Todd
Giovanni Bisaccia

Publish date:08/12/2016

Yr11 Leavers Summer 2016

You will be able to collect your BTEC and GCSE certificates from The Discovery Academy on the following dates:

Tuesday 6th December to Thursday 8th December after 3.15 to 4.45pm

If you are unable to collect your certificates you can nominate a member of your family to collect on your behalf.  You need to give them written permission which they must present when they collect your certificates.

Publish date:02/12/2016

12 Days of Christmas

On 01/12/2016 until 16/12/2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas Initiative

From Thursday 1st December every student achieving 100% attendance will be entered into a daily draw to have a chance of winning the prizes on offer. Students need to attend each and every day to enable them to continue being entered for a prize. As we get nearer to Christmas the bigger and better the prizes get.

Attendance is crucial right up to the Christmas holiday so we hope that you will support us in this great initiative and ...we look forward to announcing the prize winners each day.

We would like to thank the following companies for supporting us and donating some excellent prizes:

Stoke City Football Club, RM Education, Longton Protective Clothing, Palmer Publicity, Sherwin Rivers, EH Purchasing, AJB Reprographics, Wynsors Shoes, Paul’s Coaches, Service Master and Polycopy.

Publish date:30/11/2016