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Welcome to the Central Schools Trust (CST)

Central Schools Trust was formed in August 2016 and comprises Balsall Common Primary School Academy and Damson Wood Nursery and Infants School Academy.

Central to the trust lies its values that all children deserve the very best school experiences possible, educationally, socially and emotionally. We are determined to provide our children with high quality learning experiences that will allow them now, and in the future, to lead full and rich lives.  

The trust is overseen by a Board of Trustees, and each school has its own Local Governing Body. These trustees and governors give their time freely to the schools and to the trust; their contributions are essential and extremely valuable.

The heateachers of the schools are included fully in trust matters. As part of their drive for continuous improvement, the Chief Executive Officer and the headteachers review established practices regularly; they explore existing provision, plan for revision if necessary and implement that plan thoughtfully, involving staff in consultation throughout.

Consequently, the staff in both schools enjoy coming to work, are motivated and enthusiastic and this passion provides a super learning environment for the children. A happy staff makes for happy children, and happy children enjoy their school days and their learning which, ultimately, impacts on the standards that they achieve.

If as a parent you would like to know more about a particular school, or, perhaps as a school, you would like to know more about joining the trust, then please do make contact.

Graeme Burgess Chief Executive Officer