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.

We look forward to welcoming students back to school. The new academic year starts for students on Wednesday 4th September. 8:30am for Year 7, 10:50am for Years 8-11 #COREexcellence

Not long to go now for our Year 11s nervously waiting for their results! GCSE results can be collected from 9:30am Thursday 22nd August #COREexcellence

In February, some of our Year 10 students collaborated with their local community in a sponsored sleepout that raised awareness of Birmingham's homelessness situation & over £1000 for @Bham_City_Missn. #CharityTuesday #COREcollaboration

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Arena Academy students raise over £1000 in sponsored sleepout for Birmingham‘s homeless situation

“We wanted to experience how the homeless live on the streets, but more importantly raise money and awareness” On Friday 15th February,...

"Nansen offers pupils an excellent all-rounded education, whilst ensuring they experience a childhood they will cherish." - Executive Headteacher, Saiqa Liaqat. #COREexcellence

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As a @UCL_Holocaust Beacon School, we're incredibly honoured and proud to be a part of @EchoEternal112. Our students collaborated with @stanscafe to create a theatrical response to Zigi Shipper's @UKHMF testimony. #WeWillRemember #CORErespect

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As part of the @COREeducate family, we pride ourselves on putting our #COREvalues at the heart of all we do. Together we develop #COREcollaboration, increase #COREopportunity, promote #CORErespect & achieve #COREexcellence.

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“Our schools live and breathe collaboration, and we look for opportunities to encourage and help our students to look outwards and engage creatively with the rich diversity of our communities." - Our CEO, Adrian Packer CBE. #TuesdayThoughts #COREcollaboration #COREopportunity

In preparation for the new term, the team are in school getting everything in tip top condition. #CORErespect

We're looking for inspiring and innovative #KS2 Teachers to join us in creating magical moments, delivering a #CORE education & nurturing tomorrow's explorers. #COREopportunity #PrimarySchool #TeachingJobs

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On #WorldHumanitarianDay, we're proud to share that last year we achieved @UNICEF_uk Sliver Rights Respecting School status. This means we create safe spaces for our explorers where they're respected, their talents are nurtured, & they're responsible active citizens. #CORErespect

At JQA, we're proud to promote the development of performing arts subjects such as music. From developing language and reasoning to allowing mastery of memorisation to building emotional awareness, imagination & a sense of achievement, music is a powerful subject #COREopportunity

At Central Academy, our mantra is high expectations, high challenge and high support. Our students live and breathe this mantra alongside promoting our #CORE values. During P.E., our students challenge themselves to develop new skills with support from staff. #COREexcellence

During a trip to @BM_AG, our students were challenged to take photos inspired by the lifestyle and culture of Birmingham's city centre. Some of this work ended up on display at @PentaBHX. #WorldPhotographyDay2019 #COREexcellence

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PENTA Hotel Art Visit

Students in Years 9 & 10 have had their artwork displayed on exhibition at PENTA Hotel Birmingham. During a trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art G...

It's #WorldPhotographyDay2019! We pride ourselves on creating life-changing education experiences for all our students at @COREArenaAcad @CORECentralAcad @CORECityBham @COREJQAcademy @CORENansen @CORERockwood. These are just a few of the magical moments we've captured #COREpride

This weekend our amazing Head of MFL has been working with the British Council and Qatar Foundation at the Summer Institute for Arabic teachers, helping to develop Arabic teachers from across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the USA #COREcollaboration #COREexcellence #RockwoodMFL

We're looking for motivated, forward-thinking and innovative #KS2Teachers to join us in delivering a #CORE education and help us nurture tomorrow's explorers. #BirminghamSchools #JobsInSchools #TeachingVacancy

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Students at our academy benefit from opportunities to nurture their individual interests, aspirations and talents. This includes a focus on developing their soft skills for real-world activities such as preparing and cooking meals alongside academic studies. #COREopportunity

On #FlashbackFriday, we look back on when anti-violence campaigner @ali_Cope visited us to run interactive workshops with Year 8, 9 and 10 students on raising knife crime awareness. Students were inspired and moved by the powerful workshops. #CORErespect

Students take part in Knife Crime Workshops

On Wednesday 20th March 2019, Central Academy students in Year‘s 8, 9 and 10 took part in knife crime workshops delivered by special guest speak...

We're proud to sponsor six schools in #Birmingham. We're also proud to have six dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative headteachers who inspire our students and promote our #CORE values. #COREpride #COREexcellence

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