Welcome to The College Academies Trust

The College Academies Trust has been established to create a network of schools in North Staffordshire that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experience for young people.  Our focus is on inspiring students to achieve, providing them with skills for the modern workplace, and, working closely with employers, to create innovative learning partnerships.

The College Academies Trust is sponsored by Stoke on Trent College and works in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies, as well as regional education expert advisors.  We draw extensively on the experience and knowledge of our sponsor as well as our network of the region’s largest employers to devise our curricula and ethos.

If you are interested in the work of the Trust and would like to support us in any way – maybe as an employer, or a member of staff or as a parent or pupil then please contact us

Prospectuses & Information Booklets

Click on the links below to download prospectuses and information booklets from our trust members.

Prefect Team 2017 Announced!

In our Year 10 Assembly on Friday 28 April 2017, our brand new Prefect Team were announced!

Lots of students applied for various positions, including Prefect, Associate Senior Prefect, Senior Prefect, Deputy Head Boy & Girl, and of course Head Boy and Head Girl.

Our panellists, consisting of Mr Graham (Head of Prefects), Mr Harvey (Assistant Principal), Mr Bishop (Principal) and our current Head Boy, Louis Smith, and Head Girl, Kate Rigby, were absolutely blown away with the standard of excellence each student showed. All were passionate, showed excellent leadership skills and tenacity, and proved themselves to be deserving of their title.

Mr Graham did joke and say that every time they interviewed a student, they would put their heads on the desk once they had left, as each time it made their decisions so much harder to make! But after lots of discussions, interviews, meetings and the odd sleepless night, our Prefect Team of 2017 were decided!

We would like to extend a huge congratulations to our new Prefect body and wish you all the very best in your new roles!


Caitlin Neale, Charlie Evans, Josh Hodgkinson, Emily Kempson, Iqra Akhtar, Max Harrop, Katie Bailey, Becky Carter, Jade Price, Hannah Smith, Emily Stubbs, Luc Alcock, Abdullah Bilal, Declan Heaton, Jasmine Hill, Tisha Stone, Amy Barlow, Max Chimenes, Aya Ghoulam, Molly Lewis, Tilly Norcup, Rhys Plant, Leah Woodward, Lucy Fox, Lewis Hackney, Daisy Pearson, Hijaab Raja, Jessica Stubbs, Emily Jackson.

Associate Senior Prefects

Connor Holmes, Yasmin Kok, Ariana Izmana, Adam Kirkland, Brandon Holmes, Katie Shone, Chloe Tennant, Olivia Jackson.

Senior Prefects

Timi Polo, Amy Forrester, Jack Barber, Abigail Keen, Nathaniel Adams, Libby Cipolla, Charlie Braganca.

Deputy Head Girls

Rachel Ambler, Ruth Carson, Raz Tofiq, Chloe Sims.

Deputy Head Boys

Alfie Brookes, Brandon Ellis, Ethan Lewis, Callum Simpson.

Head Boy

Jared Nixon

Head Girl

Poppy Brian

We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our Prefect Team of 2016 as they turn their efforts to their forthcoming exams – we wish you the very best of luck!

Publish date:28/04/2017

Keele University - Law, Emotion and Wellbeing Day

On 24/05/2017 at 9:00 am until 3:00 pm

We have been offered an exciting opportunity to take a group of students to Keele University for a Law, Emotion and Wellbeing day.

The event takes place on Wednesday 24th May 2017. We will leave the Academy at 9.00am, travelling via Academy minibus, and return at approximately 3.00pm, dependent upon traffic. Students should wear full Academy uniform and bring a packed lunch. If your child receives free school meals then one will be provided for them.

Publish date:19/05/2017

Parent Task Force Meeting

On 25/05/2017 at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

The Discovery Academy has a parent forum who are an active part of the Academies self review process. It is designed to ensure that parents and carers have an effective parental voice in identifying improvement priorities to help to move the Academy forward.

The forum meets on a half termly basis and the meeting dates are below:

Thursday 2nd March
Thursday 27thApril
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 6th July

All meetings start at 5.30pm.

If you have not attended before please feel free to come along as we would welcome your feedback and ideas for the future.

Publish date:01/11/2016