Castle Phoenix Trust


What is the Castle Phoenix Trust?

The Castle Phoenix Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust which was founded in February 2013 on the success of the Caludon Castle Teaching School (the original Trust member). Currently there are 6 schools within the Trust – Caludon Castle School (Coventry), Kingsbury Secondary School (Warwickshire), Foxford Community School (Coventry), Hill Farm Primary School (Coventry), Richard Lee Primary School (Coventry) and Charter Primary Academy (Coventry).

Our Schools

Caludon Castle

Secondary school in Wyken, Coventry

Foxford School

Secondary School in Longford, Coventry

Kingsbury School

Secondary School in Kingsbury, Tamworth

Charter Primary

Primary school in Canley, Coventry

Hill Farm Primary

Primary school in Radford, Coventry

Richard Lee Primary

Primary school in Wyken, Coventry

Developing leadership

Developing leadership capacity to accelerate school transformaion

The Trust specialises in ‘Leadership’.

Leadership development underpins all of our work. We believe that most school processes – change, talent, teams, engagement, innovation, collaboration – stand or fall on the quality of leadership

All our leaders are unique and there is not an ideal character for leadership. We want all our leaders to develop emotional intelligence and deepen their knowledge skills and leadership attributes to be effective. We develop leadership capacity at every level, building self-awareness, confidence and initiative; we work with the talent that is in every school for future leadership and we support the development of a leadership culture.

This includes developing student leaders. The best future leaders are probably already in our schools. There is no better way to ensure our Trust stays effective than by challenging, nurturing and enabling our most talented staff.

Our Vision & Values

Growing confident learners


Leading learning and excelling together

We will demonstrate:

Respect to all, from all

A positive attitude

Resillience and a determination to achieve our best

Passion for learning



Our People Strategy

We will:

  • PROMOTE AND SECURE excellent leadership and management
  • ATTRACT AND RECRUIT the best staff
  • GROW AND DEVELOP our staff to fulfil their potential
  • RETAIN AND REWARD our staff through recognising their contribution to our Trust’s vision, values and strategic aims
  • CREATE AND MAINTAIN an innovative, nurturing and collaborative environment

Our 6 Ambitions


We will develop confident and competent readers


We will create a learning environment where pupils become confident communicators with the aim of improving their social mobility

Creative Learning

We will develop creative thinkers. We will promote thinking that relates to discovery and enquiry using a blended learning approach involving digital learning

Impactful Teaching

We grow great teachers who impact positively on pupil learning


All our pupils make good progress and we support our most vulnerable to overcome barriers to learning so they achieve in line with other pupils


We want children to have high aspirations for their future through developing self-belief, valuing learning and broadening horizons (including careers related learning)

Latest News


Come and see us at the Get Into Teaching: East Midlands event. We will be on hand to answer your questions about our training opportunities. These free events are a great opportunity to: Get expert advice on funding and your application  talk to teachers and course...

NEWS: CPT at Get Into Teaching

Come and see us at the Get Into Teaching: Birmingham event on 1 November 2023. We will be on hand to answer your questions about our training opportunities. These free events are a great opportunity to: • Get expert advice on funding and your application • Talk to...

NEWS: Foxford celebrates “Good” result

We are pleased to announce, Foxford School celebrated their "Good" rating by Ofsted in January. An except from the report reads: "Leaders and staff have high aspirations for all. They say ‘We want pupils to excel in everything they do at Foxford.’ They expect high...

WEBSITE: Castle Phoenix Trust launches new website

Welcome to our brand new website! Designed and made by our in-house graphic design service.

CPT SPOTLIGHT: January 2023

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