James Montgomery

Academy Trust


 We officially converted to academy status on December 1st, 2017 and are a member of JMAT

(James Montgomery Academy Trust).   We are part of JMAT North and we work in partnership with other schools in the Trust striving for excellence in all that we do. The trust has a clear focus on school improvement to ensure that all our children achieve the best possible outcomes in all areas of school life. JMAT is an approved DfE Academy Sponsor. The Trust is focussed on improving the life chances for pupils and their communities in the South Yorkshire region.

The Trust's vision is to collaborate and prosper together. 

By sharing the common goals and vision, the trust aims to give the children in its schools the best education we can.  want to enable all the children in our care to thrive and succeed by raising their aspirations and potential. Working together, we believe that we can raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance to develop the whole child.

The Trust's purpose is: 

  • To live and reflect core JMAT values.

  • To raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child.

  • To work collaboratively to improve the life-chances of all young people in our schools.

  • To enable all children to succeed and thrive by raising aspirations and create a positive impact within the communities in which our schools are based.

Principles Underlying our Academies

  • We will develop and invest in a high quality workforce.

  • We will deliver an engaging and inspiring curriculum to drive our learning.

  • We will provide robust support to enable leaders to focus on the core purpose of education.

  • We will be fully inclusive and will welcome children from vulnerable groups.

  • We will maintain existing admissions criteria.

  • We will follow the School Teachers Pay and Conditions of service.

  • We always put collaboration before competition.

  • We are a fully inclusive MAT. ( Please click on the icon below for further details)

WCP's history with the trust

During 2016, the governors and leadership teams within a group of local schools decided that we should take a positive and productive step to form an academy chain called the James Montgomery Academy Trust. The rationale behind this move was to give certainty in the changing education landscape and strengthen partnerships which are much needed to ensure we provide excellence in education for our community.

The schools forming the partnership were Brampton Cortonwood Infants, Brampton Ellis C of E Primary, Wath Central Primary, Wath C of E Primary, Wath Victoria Primary,  Mexborough St Johns and Hooton Pagnell Primary. 


For further information please go to www.jmat.org.uk 

Click here for a link to our JMAT annual report and Accounts

Click here for a link to our JMAT Executive pay

Click here for a link to our JMAT Directors

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