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C.I.T. grows from three to nine schools in three years

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C.I.T. Academies was formed in 2014, the founding schools were a primary school and two special needs schools in Grantham.  The Trust was formed to ensure the values of Trust, Respect, Outstanding Provision and Personalised Learning remained at the heart of the organisation.


Since 2014 C.I.T. has been joined by six other schools. The Trust supports and challenges its schools to have an ethos and drive to achieve educational excellence, through a child-centred approach, where each individual’s care, wellbeing and developmental needs come first.

The CEO and Trustees feel passionately about education for the next generation.

Peter Bell, CEO, said: “C.I.T. strives to be inclusive and to offer a personalised learning experience for all. This drive for excellence has been recognised in four schools within the Trust being graded Outstanding by Ofsted.

These achievements are driven by a highly dedicated and motivated staff, and a trusting partnership with parents, pupils and the local community.  The Trust also ensures all schools are funded correctly, the efficient financial management to resource effectively, the monitoring of how the schools are performing, along with high levels of support and challenge.”

Schools within the Trust are:

Isaac Newton Primary School, Grantham

GANF - Ambergate Sports College, Grantham

GANF - Sandon School, Grantham

The Priory School, Spalding

The Garth School, Spalding

The John Fielding Special School, Boston

Woodlands Academy, Spilsby

Poplar Farm Primary School, Grantham

Caythorpe Primary School, Grantham

LEARN Teaching School Alliance, Lincolnshire 


Another primary school is currently in consultation and will be joining the Trust in March. 

The growth of the Trust has benefited each school through the ability to attract and retain the best staff to a growing organisation.  The economies of scale has enabled staffing levels and resourcing to remain higher than if the schools were on their own in these troubled economic times.  Through the sharing of good practice across the Trust and utilising the expertise of LEARN Teaching School Alliance, the Trust ensures that staff continue to develop to meet the needs of pupils.

Make a DonationC.I.T. Academies is an exempt charity and not for profit organisation. We put learners first in everything that we do and strive to offer our pupils more than an education. We have projects running across all schools within the Trust. If you would like to donate please use the button on the right. Thank you. 

To visit individual school websites, please click on an Academy below... 

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POPLAR FARM PRIMARY SCHOOL - Helmsley Road, Grantham, NG31 8XF. Telephone 01476 515321


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WOODLANDS ACADEMY - Partney Road, Spilsby, Lincs, PE23 1EJ. Telephone 01790 753902

ofsted outstanding 2014 2015

Isaac Logo ISAAC NEWTON PRIMARY SCHOOL - Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7DG. Telephone 01476 568616 Ofsted GOOD

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SPALDING SPECIAL SCHOOLS                                                                               

The Priory School, Neville Avenue, Spalding, PE11 2EH. Telephone 01775 724080.                                             

The Garth School, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, PE11 1QF. Telephone 01775 725566

 ofsted outstanding 2014 2015

01 Caythorpe use CAYTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL - High Street, Caythorpe, NG32 3DR. Telephone 01400 272600 Ofsted GOOD

ganf logov9b fellowship 700 trans GRANTHAM ADDITIONAL NEEDS FELLOWSHIP                                                                                                               Ambergate Sports College, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LP. Telephone 01476 564957                                   Sandon School, Sandon Close, Grantham, NG31 9AX. Telephone 01476 564994

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John Fielding logo with tree THE JOHN FIELDING SPECIAL SCHOOL - Ashlawn Drive, Boston, PE21 9PX. Telephone 01205 363395  ofsted good 2013 1

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Autumn Park, Dysart Road,   Grantham, NG31 7EU. Telephone 01476 515322