Core Education Trust

CORE Education Trust

CORE Education Trust’s mission is to provide children with a high-quality educational experience realised through a collective commitment to four CORE Values:


We will promote, facilitate and support an outward facing culture in all our Schools.


We will run our Schools efficiently and effectively to develop capacity, ensure transparent governance and improve performance.


We will commit to beyond statutory safeguarding standards in our Schools and additionally ensure all our children have access to a wide range of cultural experiences.


We will be uncompromising in our aspiration to achieve the highest standards in all our endeavours and be committed to investing in programmes of excellence for all our staff to achieve this.

Each School will be supported, challenged and monitored to ensure these Values are embedded. As well as incorporating the CORE Values in the environment of the School and by adopting them into specific School initiatives, each School is required to determine and promote a bespoke set of “CORE Characteristics”. These characteristics map each Value to a staff and student/pupil entitlement agreed by the Headteacher as appropriate to the local context of the School. The characteristics will be identifiable features of the School and celebrated with visitors to the School and stakeholders.

A CORE education for the children at each of our Schools is underpinned by a curriculum philosophy at the centre of which lies an uncompromising focus on the development of character and communication.

We welcome your views and encourage you to contact us if you would like to support our work.

Thank you to Sophie from @Cambridge_Uni coming to talk our students #aspiration

Fantastic turnout for the initial Year 8 Literacy for Life Parents' evening - great to see so many happy pupils and parents #COREcollaboration

Year 10 students took part in a workshop led by Sophie from Newham College, University of Cambridge. The students were given an insight into Russell Group Universities #COREopportunity #COREexcellence

Tickets are available for the Quiz and Chip Bap night after school on the 1st, 4th and 5th February from Arena Academy Reception. We look forward to a fun filled night to raise money for enrichment opportunities for our students. FOA have done a fantastic job so far!!

Our Year 7 L4L students are at the Symphony Hall for a CBSO school’s concert. #COREopportunity

Our year 7 students are very excited to be attending #cbso at #symphonyhall this afternoon!

Last night 9 of our students represented our academy at the opening of the Echo Eternal Exhibition held at the Central Library. They had the privilege of helping Mr Packer open up the gallery situated on floor3. We are so proud of you! #CORERespect #WeRemember #EchoEternal

Sharaim has made an excellent model from his Pick and Mix homework! #COREExcellence

Mr Taylor hosted Year 10 Student leadership presentations yesterday. Well done to those students who put themselves forward and hope to achieve leadership roles. Good Luck to you all! #CORErespect #COREexcellence

The @EchoEternal112 exhibition at @LibraryofBham launched yesterday, celebrating the @UKHMF-inspired project. The exhibition was launched with a performance by @UOBScore and a reimagining of @JBA_Live's echo. You can visit the exhibition between now and the 31st January.

Great to welcome staff from @NCS to the school today. Our Year 11s are excited by the opportunities available to them #COREopportunity

Year 7 L4L students are at Symphony Hall today the CBSO performance! #COREopportunity #COREcollaboration #CentralAcademy #CBSO #Symphonyhall

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