Academies and Free Schools
There are 30 academies and free schools in Waltham Forest.
Many of these academies are part of a chain. An academy chain is a formal partnership between a group of academies. Chains vary in size and composition.
Chains are formed using two main models:
- the ‘multi-academy trust model’ - where academies join together to become one legal entity governed by one trust and board of directors.
- the ‘umbrella trust model’ - where a group of individual academy trusts set up an overarching trust to provide shared governance and collaboration.
Below we outline which academies and free schools in Waltham Forest belong to a chain and which are standalone.
|Chain||Academy/Free School name|
|Arbor Academy Trust||Davies Lane Primary School
Selwyn Primary School
|Chingford Academies Trust||Chingford Foundation School
Rushcroft Foundation School
|The Exceptional Education Trust||Norlington School and 6th Form|
|The Griffin Schools Trust||Riverley Primary School
Willow Brook Primary School Academy
|Hornbeam Academy Trust||Hornbeam Academy Special Academy|
|The Lime Academy Trust||Larkswood Primary School|
|The Lion Academy Trust||Barclay Primary School
Sybourn Primary School
Thomas Gamuel Primary School
|REAch2 Academy Trust||Chapel End Junior Academy
The Woodside Primary Academy
|The Silver Birch Academy||Chingford Hall Primary School
Longshaw Primary School
Whittingham Primary Academy
|Tauheedul Education Trust||Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest|
|United Learning Trust||Walthamstow Academy
Walthamstow Primary Academy
|Whitefield Academy Trust||Joseph Clarke School
|Standalone Academies/Free Schools in Waltham Forest
|Big Creative Academy
Connaught School for Girls
Emmanuel Community School
Highams Park School
Hillyfield Primary Academy
Mayville Primary School
Roger Ascham Primary School
Yardley Primary School