The Education Network for Waltham Forest
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Academies and Free Schools

Education in Waltham Forest

There are 32 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
Genesis Education Trust St Mary's Walthamstow CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School
St Saviour's Church of England Primary School
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
Hillyfield Primary 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
Whitefield Schools
Standalone Academies/Free Schools in Waltham Forest
Big Creative Academy
Connaught School for Girls
Emmanuel Community School
Highams Park School
Mayville Primary School
Roger Ascham Primary School
Yardley Primary School

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Last updated: 
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Last updated: 21 August 2017 by Barry Fong