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    Challney High School for Girls and Putteridge High School join the Chiltern Learning Trust

    1 March 2017

    Challney High School for Girls and Putteridge High School in Luton have become the latest schools to join the Chiltern Learning Trust.

    In 2016, after careful consideration, the Governing Bodies at both schools took the strategic decision that it would be in the best interests of their schools if they were to join the Chiltern Learning Trust.

    Following on from these decisions, many months of careful planning and consultation with students, staff and parents, we are delighted to announce that as of Wednesday 1st March 2017 both schools are now officially part of the Chiltern Learning Trust.

    The Acting Headteacher for Challney High School for Girls, Estelle Jennings, said:

    “I am delighted that Challney High School for Girls has joined the Chiltern Learning Trust.  This is an exciting time for the school as this will bring a wealth of opportunities to work in close collaboration with schools across the Trust. We are confident that the support and challenge that being part of a Multi-Academy Trust brings will enable us to continue to improve student outcomes and provide an excellent educational experience for all.”

    Adrian Rogers and Estelle Jennings with students outside Challney High School for Girls

    Chiltern Learning Trust Chief Executive, Mr Adrian Rogers (far left) with with the Acting Headteacher for Challney High School for Girls, Estelle Jennings (far right) and Challney Girls pupils.

    This is an important milestone in the history of both schools and means that they will now benefit from a wide range of support and expertise which will help them to further improve in many areas.

    Putteridge High School Headteacher, David Graham, said:

    “I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our successful conversion to the Chiltern Learning Trust. We now look forward to working in partnership with the Trust and our partner schools, shaping an even brighter future for each and every one of our present and future students. With the wide range of expertise, resources and experience provided by the Trust we are confident further rapid progress can be achieved by students at Putteridge High School.”

    David Graham and Adrian Rogers with students outside Putteridge High School

    Putteridge Headteacher, Mr David Graham (centre left) with Chiltern Learning Trust Chief Executive, Mr Adrian Rogers (centre right) and Putteridge students.

    Marston Vale Middle School in Stewartby, near Bedford, also joined the Chiltern Learning Trust on 1st February 2017.

    Chief Executive of the Chiltern Learning Trust, Mr Adrian Rogers, said:

    “We are delighted that Putteridge High School and Challney High School for Girls have joined our family of schools. We look forward to working together to continue the super progress being made in both schools currently. As a Luton and Bedfordshire based Trust we want the very best education for our community.”