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Our family of schools are all located within the Bradford district and mostly serve communities with some of the highest levels of social and economic challenges in the city. Our schools are inclusive, community focused, and supportive. We make no excuses for outcomes and a number of our schools have traditionally been some of the highest performing both locally and nationally, with two schools featuring in The Sunday Times list of top 250 state primary schools in the country. Our Sponsored Academies are being supported on their journey to Outstanding, with one achieving an outstanding judgement and one being rated Good for the first time in its history.

Our improvement model reflects the preferred DfE approach of ‘stabilise, repair, improve and sustain’.

Exceed Academies Trust recognises its moral purpose to support schools and academies across the city and the region. Exceed Academies Trust is responsible for and runs the Exceed Teaching School Hub on behalf of the City and our partners.  The Trust is also responsible for a SCITT (School Centre for Initial Teaching Training) and is an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider. The SCITT trains approximately 50 primary school teachers each year and has two hubs, one in Leeds and one in Bradford.

Our proven development model involves building capacity, dynamic leadership, a relentless focus on raising standards and establishing accountability, consistency and sustainability across our partnerships.