Our Academies

The schools within Forward As One academy trust each have their own unique ethos and culture. We celebrate both the diversity of our schools and the shared commitment to excellence that they provide. We are one family and one team, with one mission.

Everyone within our trust is committed to each other’s success – yet also proud of the uniqueness of our individual schools.

Beacon Primary School
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Beacon Primary School
At Canon Johnson, we believe that education is a partnership between school, parents and the community. Our overall aim is for our children to learn to the best of their ability, to enjoy learning and to feel happy and secure at the same time.
Gorsefield Primary School
Gorsefield Primary school joined Forward As One in April 2015 and has since been on a significant journey of improvement. The school also has a nursery, where children from as young as two are accessing high quality learning and provision at such a crucial stage in their development.
Parochial CofE Primary School
Our school is a creative school where the children are ‘preparing for the future; living, learning and growing together in God’. Graded as a 'Good' school (Ofsted 2017).
St. Paul's CE Primary School
St Pauls, Astley Bridge is an outstanding school. It has also been designated as a National Support School (which means it has been recognised by the government as a beacon of support to schools that are looking to improve).
St Peter's Smithills Dean
St. Peter’s Smithills Dean CE Primary joined the Trust in May 2018. High standards of teaching and learning are underpinned by a very strong Christian Ethos, which is reflected in all aspects of school life.