South Pennine Academies

About Us

South Pennine Academies is a charitable multi academy trust established in 2012 by our CEO Jane Acklam OBE, a National Leader of Education. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire; we currently work with ten primary and secondary converter and sponsored academies located in Calderdale, Kirklees and Oldham. The Trust also operates Huddersfield Horizon SCITT, rated an Outstanding ITT provider by Ofsted.

The team at South Pennine Academies are committed to delivering school improvement through the development of effective partnerships with our academies, the communities we serve and external organisations. Our academies are an integral part of their local communities. We value the diversity and distinctive opportunities that working within our local communities brings. Development of local solutions to meet local needs is a key aspect of our work.

Strong collaborative working brings drive, expertise and capacity to all elements of our school improvement work, allowing school to school support to flourish. By working together, we provide a high quality educational experience and give everyone the best possible chance to achieve. Improving the life chances of all our students is central to our vision.  

Outstanding learning starts with strong and effective leadership and high performing staff. We are committed to ensuring that we recruit, develop and retain high quality staff, ensuring all have access to excellent professional development opportunities. We always aim to be an employer of choice.