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The Flying High Trust

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On 1st October 2015 Edwalton Primary School entered into Partnership with the Flying High Trust. Joining the Flying High Trust brings with it a wealth of opportunity, support, challenge and accountability to ensure we continue to improve every day to provide the best opportunities for our children.

The Flying High Trust was established in June 2012. The ethos behind the Trust is one of sustainable school improvement; and schools joining the Trust do so with the prime aim of improving each other so that they can all become outstanding schools. This ethos is guided by the core principles:

Children first - at the heart of every decision is, will this benefit our children?

Aspiration for all - children, staff families and local communities to aim high and dream big.

Ensuring our schools are at the heart of their communities.

Supporting meaningful partnership - schools that support and challenge each other to become the best schools in the universe through mutual accountability.

A commitment to continuous improvement - to strive to provide the best opportunities for our children so that they can look back with pride and forward with confidence.

Primary led - this is our area of passion and expertise and we focus on developing the whole child and each child as an individual.

Our Values

By the end of their primary education we aim for all of our children be ready for secondary school and to be inspired to be the best they can be through our seven values.

All members of the Trust Partnership share these values and embed them across their school running through the curriculum, displays, behaviour for learning and development of the whole child. The values are celebrated through our end of year Flying High Trust Awards evening showcasing the achievements and contributions of children, staff, families and wider members of the community in the context of our values.

As a Trust Partnership our expectation is that all schools:

Focus on achieving the best for every child.

Commit to become an outstanding, self-improving school.

Commit to a school-led system.

Commit to the values, principles, policies and procedures of the Trust.

Become a member of Candleby Lane Teaching School Alliance.

We aim for our schools to be the best schools in the universe!


We believe that this vision will:

Develop the whole child and create inquisitive learners.

Enable all children to be confident, building on strengths and improving in areas of need.

Enable children to understand the part they play in the world in the future - as a positive citizen and a driver of business and enterprise.

Create high aspirations for all school stakeholders.

Ensure high quality teaching and learning.

Support the development of all teachers and leaders to be the best they can be and to realise their career potential.

Support the development of effective teaching across the region and country.

Contact the Flying High Trust:

CEO: Mr Chris Wheatley

Chair: Mr Neil Robinson

Both the CEO and Chair can be contacted using the details below:

Flying High Trust, c/o Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3JG



T: 0115 989 1915

Twitter: @FlyingHighTrust


Key documents:

Please click here to access key Trust documents including:

Articles of Association
Master Funding Agreement
Statement of Accounts
Model Scheme of Delegation
Trustees Register of Business Interests
School Improvement Strategy
Trust Business Plan
Governance information, structure, terms of reference and school governor information

Click here and explore 'The Team' to meet the Central Team, Headteachers, Members and Trustees

Click here to see all schools within the partnership

Click here to find out about vacancies across the Trust  

Scheme of Delegation for Edwalton Primary School

Supplemental Funding Agreement with Edwalton Primary School


There is a wealth of further information on the Flying High Trust website and by exploring the links below about Edwalton Primary School's conversion to academy status.

Edwalton Primary School's Partnership with the Flying High Trust

Letter to parents and carers regarding the consultation on Edwalton Primary School's conversion to an academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions from parents/carers with responses - updated 15.7.15

Document referred to within Q&A - FHT Central Services Offer 15-16

Document referred to within Q&A - 2015-16 Budget

Document referred to within Q&A - Governor Finance Statement 2014-15

Parents Consultation Meeting - 17th June 2015 - Agenda

Parents Consultation Meeting - 17th June 2015 - Presentation

Parents Consultation Meeting - 17th June - Summary

Further information for Parents/Carers regarding Academy Conversion & responses to questions raised at parents’ meetings held by other schools


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