The Challenge Academy Trust was formed in 2017 by like-minded leaders of local primary and secondary schools in Warrington along with Priestley College


A robust structure is in place within TCAT to ensure that educational standards and expectations are met across the board with a strong sense of accountability in all schools



TCAT Wellbeing Event – December 2023

Staff from across TCAT gathered at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Wednesday 6th December, to attend the trust’s first wellbeing event. The event was designed in response to a staff survey issued in September as a means of supporting some of the key issues for staff as highlighted in the

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TCAT Parliament

TCAT Student Parliament Meeting

TCAT Student Parliament (SP) members gathered at the TCAT Personal Development Centre, on Wednesday 6th December, for their half termly meeting. The SP representatives started the session by reflecting on what it means to be part of the trust and the unique collaboration opportunities this provides them as students. They

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STEM Centre

Formula for success in STEM

The seventh year of the TCAT and United Utilities award-winning engineering challenge got underway in November. 80 pupils from across the trust started work with an engineer from United Utilities on a 20- week green skills project. The final event culminates in a  ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch at the Warrington

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Priestley College

Oxford honour for Priestley teacher

A teacher from Priestley College has been rewarded by one of the world’s finest universities for raising the aspirations of young people in and aroundWarrington. Anne White was one of only five teachers in the UK to collect the ‘Inspirational Teacher Award’ from Pembroke College at the University of Oxford. 

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Teachers Test of Nerve

Teachers from Beamont Collegiate Academy recently took on the highest and most nerve wracking skydive in the country. Matt Gillespie and Rachael Zocek jumped from 15,000ft in honour of close friends and family, raising £2,121 for Macmillan and The Fertility Foundation. They said: “It was definitely the most terrifying, but

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Padgate Academy

Padgate Academy – Saturday Super Stars

Padgate Academy are excited to launch their brand new Saturday activity sessions!  ‘Saturday Super Stars’ starts on Saturday 2nd December and will run every term-time Saturday, from 9am – 11am.  Sessions are open to pupils in years 4,5 and 6 and are free of charge. Children will the chance to

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