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At Brighter Futures Academy Trust, we are committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference, we are morally bound to do so. We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life – a world-class education aimed at helping the children in Brighter Futures Academy Trust schools become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Our mission is to help every young person in our schools to expand their horizons, and build the confidence, talents, interests, skills and qualifications to succeed as they make their way towards fulfilling and prosperous adulthood. Members of the Trust strive together for excellence in partnership so that our children, staff and communities benefit from excellent teaching, learning, leadership and opportunities.


“Siddal provides an outstanding standard of education for all its pupils. The outstanding leadership and management ensure that highly effective strategies for the school’s improvement are extremely well focused on high quality learning. The senior leadership team, all members of staff and the governing body have worked tirelessly to raise standards of attainment and improve provision. This pursuit of excellence accounts for the school’s outstanding capacity for sustained improvement. The school is exceptionally well led and managed. Rigorous monitoring of pupils’ performance and constant self-evaluation are the foundation of the school’s success and demonstrate leaders” Siddal – Ofsted Quotes (October 2010)

“This is a very caring school. The safety and well-being of pupils is very important to all staff. Senior leaders’ effective support and guidance for newly and recently qualified teachers has helped to improve the quality of teaching. Teaching and provision in the early years is good and children are increasingly well prepared to start Year 1. Leaders and teachers have enhanced the curriculum through a growing number of trips and visits, successfully providing pupils with experiences that broaden their understanding of the wider world. Each class has the opportunity to make at least one trip each year. Visits to locations like Cliffe Castle, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Shibden Hall help pupils to learn from first-hand experiences.”  Field Lane – Ofsted Quotes (June 2017)