Centre for Excellence

The creation of the Centre for Excellence is the single most important development the trust has delivered in recent years. The centre is the beating heart of our school improvement strategy and the main conduit for our blended learning provision. The trust has recently refocused and the resulting heightened drive for delivering excellence throughout will undoubtedly benefit all stakeholders and partners.

The Centre for Excellence is available to book upon request for internal and external stakeholders. If you wish to enquire about reserving a meeting space please complete the booking form at the bottom of this page. 

Available spaces

The Centre for Excellence holds two meeting spaces that are available for use between the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday.

The Centre for Excellence - Meeting Room

The smaller of the two spaces, The Centre for Excellence Meeting Room is the most intimate of our meeting rooms with a recommended maximum capacity of 8 persons.

Facilities: Overhead projector with laptop connectivity (laptop not provided, HDMI cable provided), flip chart, oval board room table and 8 chairs, hospitality station and restroom facilities.

The Centre for Excellence - Training Room

The Centre for Excellence Training Room is a large open space with a maximum recommended capacity of 30. Due to its size various layouts are possible for this room upon request.

Facilities: Smart board, computer, hospitality station including boiling tap, and restroom facilities.

Where to Find Us

The Centre for Excellence is located within the village of Walton and is based at Walton Primary Academy, The Grove, Walton, Wakefield, WF2 6LD. 


The Centre is approximately 4 miles from major transport networks such as Wakefield bus station and both Westgate and Kirkgate train stations and benefits from regular bus links.


When travelling by car free parking is available at nearby Walton Sports and Social Club, Shay Lane, Wakefield WF2 6LA. The Centre for Excellence is then a short 3 minute walk along the B6378 and can be found across from Walton Methodist Church.

If you wish to enquire about either of our spaces please complete the below booking request form. 

*We shall endeavour to accommodate your request when possible however please be aware that on occasion not all requests can be accommodated*