We are Co-op Academy Smithies Moor
As of the 1st November, we officially became part of Co-op Academies Trust. We’re so proud to join!
You may see our old name, The John Curwen Co-operative Primary Academy, pop up now and again as we move to our new future as Co-op Academy Smithies Moor.
Our academy and colleagues are committed to co-operative values. They’re part of everything we do to provide outstanding educational opportunities. Co-op Academies Trust is built upon these same co-operative values, so are the perfect match for us. We’ll have access to a range of support and knowledge from our new trust, which will help us to support our families and children even better!
Steve Stafford, Headteacher, said “Over the past year we have had the pleasure of working alongside the team at Co-op Academies Trust and it has become clear through this work that the John Curwen team and the Trust shared the same philosophy of education and aspirations for children and communities.
“Starting our new journey as Co-op Academy Smithies Moor is an exciting time for us, as we continue to strive to be the best that we can be, in a supportive environment that enables us to excel and deliver a curriculum that raises standards and engages all learners.”
It’s a fantastic moment for us, we’re excited to see where this new adventure takes us.