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CEO Welcome

Welcome to the website of Waterton Academy Trust. My name is Dave Dickinson and I am privileged to have served as Chief Executive Officer of Waterton since September 2014. I hope our website provides you with an insight into what I believe is a very special organisation.


Our vision is to create a collective of schools that work together to deliver excellence throughout. A collaboration where learning is at the heart of all that we do, and children enjoy and engage in a rich and relevant curriculum. We will strive to foster a culture of high aspiration for all, and to create an environment where everyone reaches their full potential, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.


Our Trust came in to being on the 1st of September 2014. Our 13 primary, infant and junior schools are currently situated within the Wakefield and Barnsley areas and consist of approximately 3500 pupils.


People are at the heart of our Trust. We invest heavily in our pupils, teachers, support staff, Trustees and Governors. We ensure that we all benefit from the wide range of unique talents, qualities and potential that we possess as a group. We seek to provide opportunities for all, to share best practice, develop expertise, draw on local, national and international research, and form partnerships within and beyond the Trust.  We share a determination that every child within our Trust will have access to an outstanding education and we will work together to ensure that for all at Waterton, “success truly is a shared experience”.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for taking an interest in our wonderful organisation.  


Dave Dickinson OBE

Chief Executive Officer

Waterton Academy Trust

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