Welcome to Pioneer Academies Community Trust

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We are a Multi Academy Trust of three successful primary schools in Barnsley.

All the academies in the trust share common values and a collaborative approach to learning, focused on the development of the whole person – as a learner, as an individual, as a prospective employee and as a fully participating member of society.

We are committed to raising the aspirations and attainment of all pupils and improving their future life chances.

We believe every young person deserves the best possible start in life, – a world class education aimed at helping the children in PACT academies become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

‘Children are at the centre of everything we do and everything we do, is about improving their life chances’

 We believe in a concept of collaborative autonomy – academies across the Trust working together with common aims but retaining a sense of autonomy and uniqueness. Collaborative autonomy ensures our academies have strong networks and a strong voice in the future.

PACT has a sustained focus on school improvement and schools joining the trust will benefit from access to a wide range of expertise from professionals with a proven track record in school leadership. Our driving vision is that all our academies work towards being outstanding to deliver the best possible outcomes for all our learners.

Our Academies:


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