Academy School

On 1st October 2019, Sandiway Primary School became one of the founding academy schools in Create Learning Trust.

The Trust has four local primary schools: Sandiway Primary School, Cuddington Primary School, Hartford Primary School and Little Leigh Primary School.

The registered Trust's address is ; Little Leigh Primary School, Shutley Lane, Little Leigh, Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 4RN

Our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is Susan Walters: 

Our Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is Jenni Goodwin: 

Our Chair of the Board of Directors is Mark Butcher: 

Chair of the Local Academy Board is Emma Zouhbi:


Our Vision

In education, teachers often refer to a moment when they see something 'click' for a child; the exact moment where a concept is understood, an imagination is lit or an idea is formed.

Create Learning is a network of academies committed to giving children and young people moments like that in their education. We embrace innovation, share best practice and shape opportunites; creating an environment that sparks and ignites the talents and interests of our staff and students.

Our Commitment

Our Trust is driven by a strong set of values that underpin who we are and what we do. To achieve our vision, every member of our community is committed to:

Working together to provide the best quality of education.

Encouraging innovation, self-belief and confidence.

Acting with a moral purpose and with integrity.

Our Principles

After looking at the strength of our schools, and reviewing a number of successful MATs; as well as analysing issues for MAT's who have faced difficulties. Trustees have created a list of principles that underpin the Trust.

The Trust will be made up of Trustees who know our schools and our communities and/or have specialist skillsets.

Every academy will retain a Local Academy Board and as much responsibility as possible will be delegated to them.

Each school will retain its own individual identity and ethos. We want Create Learning to be the sum of different, complementary parts, that work together to create a strong and supportive environment.

We will, however, look to share ideas and best practice to reduce teacher workload and embrace innovation.

Our Trust is committed to supporting and recognising the contribution that all staff make and is focused on job retention and creation.

We will be innovative in how we ensure we get value for money from contracts, and also, in the future, generate income to support our schools.

The focus will always be on how we can invest our resources to maximise the benefits for our pupils.

"Create Learning is committed to inspiring our pupils and staff. We want to create a lasting legacy where our success is defined by a child's love and understanding of the world around them"-Trust Chair


Information about the Trust can be found on the website:

Additional information about Sandiway Primary School (Funding Agreement) can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Sandiway Primary School

Weaverham Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2ND