What We Do

We believe strongly in the importance of innovation in education and we work to provide an environment in which these innovations can be shared. We do this through the use of networking groups which span the entire trust, allowing the sharing of best practice and unified approaches to common issues.

UCAT is an educational organisation associated by the University of Chester and specialising in supporting academies in areas of high deprivation. UCAT currently has seven academies: one primary free school, four secondary academies and two primary academies. As a relatively small group, UCAT can offer a unique package of bespoke support and outstanding CPD completely centred around the individual needs of the academy in question.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Chester has been rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and UCAT works closely together with the faculty to provide high levels of teacher training and bespoke CPD to its family of academy schools ensuring students receive the best education possible.  

UCAT is a major contributor to the transformation of educational opportunities for young people in the North West. Its commitment to its students means that every young person regardless of their background, faith, ability or circumstances of birth will have opportunities that will help them develop as people, allowing them to go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.


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