Commercial Partner, Craig Malarkey who was involved in the conversion in the latter part of 2016 says;

 "This is an example of where academy conversion is working for the benefit of the children and their education. Having worked closely with Ad Astra Trust since its formation I have had the pleasure and benefit of working with the educational leadership within the Trust and the schools within it, but also the trustee leadership team and their excellent support from the central operations team. 

This is a collection of very good schools across a diverse social sector showing that with the right support and people good results can be achieved. I am sure that Brougham Primary will only add to the strength of the Trust.

Academies generate a mixed response, however, this is a great example of where it can be a success for all – and where the children are at the forefront of the Trust’s ambitions and focus.”

Further information on how the team can support academy conversions can be found here: