Shaping Our Future 2024 – Book Your Space!

Following last year’s successful event, Cumbria Education Trust is delighted to invite educators, leaders and decision-makers to attend the Shaping Our Future 2024 conference. Scheduled for Thursday 19th September 2024 from 3.30pm to 7pm at Halston, Carlisle, this event is to bring the education industry together, join us as we drive change and reform for…

New Catering Contract

We are thrilled to announce that, starting in September, we will be partnering with a new catering supplier, Aspens, to provide healthy, delicious and varied meal options for our staff and students. About Aspens Following a detailed tender process, Aspens were chosen to be our catering partner. They are committed to providing delicious home-cooked food each…

Workington Academy Wellbeing Festival

Workington Academy is throwing open its door to the community and hosting its first wellbeing festival. The free event, on Thursday 11th July, is set to be one of the biggest of its kind in the county. More than 35 agencies have signed up to be part of the afternoon, alongside special guest, charity fundraiser…

CET Year 4 Sports Day!

The weather gods must have found out that Cumbria Education Trust (CET) were planning a sports day as the sun made a rare appearance! On Tuesday 18th June, all ten primary schools from CET gathered for the annual ‘Be The Best You Can Be’ Sports Day. Held at Copeland Stadium in Whitehaven, over 200 Year…

Thank a Teacher Day 2024

Today, we celebrate the incredible teachers and staff who inspire, motivate, and shape the future of our young people. To all of our staff – thank you for your dedication, patience and passion. You make a difference in more ways than you know and your hard work and commitment do not go unnoticed. We are…

OBE For Chief Executive

The leader and passionate driving force behind Cumbria Education Trust (CET), Lorrayne Hughes, Chief Executive, has been awarded an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours, for her services to education. Lorrayne has led the Trust since its inception in 2015. CET is now responsible for the education of more than 5,000 young people, aged 2…

Superhero Sara!

Over the last five years, several of CET’s schools have worked closely with Cash For Kids (CFK), a charity that supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness and those who have additional needs. Sara Oldham, Fundraising Executive, spearheads the fundraising in Cumbria and works closely with Caldew Lea Primary School,…

Annual Governance Conference 2024

In an endeavour to continue our commitment to educational excellence, more than 70 Members, Trustees, Local Advisory Board (LAB) members and school leaders attended CET’s Annual Governance Conference. Held on Thursday 25th April at the University of Cumbria, this event provided a forum for collaborative discussions, strategic planning and the sharing of best practice. Each…