The Stour Academy Trust has a proven track record of providing rapid and sustained improvements, working collaboratively to improve outcomes for all children. 

New Beginnings

The Stour Academy Trust is formed with Sturry CE Primary and Hersden Village Primary becoming the founding schools.

September 2012

Welcome to Adisham

The local authority requests the Trust to assume leadership of Adisham CE Primary school after concerns about the school’s future.

February 2013

Ofsted success

Adisham CE Primary School rated 'Good' by Ofsted after just 9 months of Trust support.

October 2013

Ofsted success

Hersden Village Primary School rated 'Good' by Ofsted for the first time in its history.

June 2014

Welcome to Lansdowne

Lansdowne Primary School

Lansdowne Primary School becomes part of The Stour Academy Trust after concerns about the school’s future

November 2014

Ofsted Success

Sturry CE Primary School

Sturry C.E. Primary School is rated by Ofsted as 'Outstanding' in all areas.

January 2016

Welcome to Finberry

Finberry Primary School

Finberry Primary School opens, becoming the 5th Academy in the Trust and first in the Ashford Hub.

September 2016

Welcome to Richmond and Thistle Hill

Richmond AcademyThistle Hill Academy

Both Richmond Academy and Thistle Hill Academy are re-brokered to The Stour Academy Trust after experiencing significant turbulence with their previous MAT.

January 2017

Ofsted Success

Adisham CE Primary School is rated as 'Outstanding' in all areas.

July 2017

Ofsted Success

Lansdowne Primary School

Lansdowne Primary School is rated as 'Good' by Ofsted receiving, 'Outstanding' in Leadership and Early Years.

September 2017

Ofsted Success

Thistle Hill Academy

Thistle Hill Academy is rated as 'Requires Improvement' by Ofsted, receiving 'Good' in Early Years provision.

May 2018

Ofsted Success

Finberry Primary School

Finberry Primary School is rated as 'Good' by Ofsted in its first ever inspection.

September 2018

Ofsted Success

Hersden Village Primary School is rated as 'Good' by Ofsted receiving, 'Outstanding' in Leadership and Early Years.

March 2019

Welcome to Chilmington Green

Chilmington Green Primary School opens on the site of Finberry Primary school, becoming the 8th Academy in the Trust and second in the Ashford Hub.

September 2018

A temporary home

Chilmington Green Primary School moves to temporary accomodation in  Jemmett Road whilst its state of the art school is built.

January 2019

Ofsted Success

Richmond Academy

Richmond Academy is rated as 'Requires Improvement' by Ofsted, receiving 'Good' in Leadership with inspectors highlighting the stability and renewed sense of ambition that has been brought to the school.

January 2019

A new start

Hersden Village Primary School is renamed Water Meadows Primary School.

September 2019