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“In 2018 Luton will need 180 extra secondary school places.”

The Chiltern Academy will be run by the Trust that already runs Luton’s two highest performing secondary schools.

The Chiltern Learning Trust

The Chiltern Learning Trust is characterised by its passionate and unrelenting drive to ensure that every one of its students makes extraordinary progress, achieves exceptional standards and realises his or her huge potential within academies where best practice is commonplace, which pride themselves at being at the cutting edge of innovation and next practice.
The Chiltern Learning Trust currently includes the following organisations:
  • Denbigh High School (1120 students)
  • Challney High School for Boys (850 students)
  • Challney High School for Girls (1017 students)
  • Putteridge High School (735 students)
  • Dallow Primary School (650 students)
  • Marston Vale Middle School (600 students)
  • Chiltern Training Group – Bedfordshire’s oldest and most established School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider (Training up to 55 new teachers every year)
  • The Chiltern Teaching School Alliance - Delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to teaching staff, Leadership, Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Research, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and school-to-school support, providing support for schools both within and outside of our Trust
The Trust seeks to promote and celebrate the individual and collective achievements of all our schools by providing the very best education and qualifications for our learners in a pleasant, happy and caring academic environment.
Although each of our schools retains its individual identity and history, the desire for excellence and high achievement for all learners, regardless of their background or ability, is the common underpinning feature of a Chiltern Learning Trust school.
We work together, using our very best teachers and leaders to raise the outcomes and opportunities for every child, sharing best practice and expertise amongst staff to raise participation and narrow gaps in achievement. Developing excellent attitudes to learning in its widest sense and fostering respect, courtesy, consideration and friendship are also central to the ethos of our school communities.
The practicalities of the Trust arrangement enable us to retain a strong central team of specialists with expertise in finance, marketing, facilities management, staff training and development, technology for learning and human resources, helping to ensure that the outstanding quality of teaching and learning is mirrored in the day-to-day running of our schools.