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Proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust


Court Lane Junior School is a proud member of the University of Chichester Academy Trust. As an academy, Court Lane Junior School is a state-funded school with a degree of independence from local authority control. We remain guided by the national education framework but have greater freedom to make choices, for example, on setting our own budget priorities and a curriculum that meets local needs.


Our links to the University of Chichester


The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) and aims to develop a family of 30-40 academies based on hubs in the region. Joining a MAT provides Court Lane Junior School with exciting opportunities to share expertise and resources with other academies as well as to access support from central Trust professional services staff.


Court Lane Junior School also benefits greatly from a continuing programme of school improvement supported by the Trust and expert colleagues at the University of Chichester. The University’s Institute of Education has a distinguished history of teacher training that goes back over 150 years and is noted for its professional learning programmes for teachers and high quality education research.


Academy Governance


The University of Chichester Academy Trust is a single organisation with a Board of Directors: its members are company directors and charity trustees and the Trust makes no profit.


The Board delegates day-to-day running of each academy to the Local Governing Body (LGB) or Interim Local Governing Body (ILGB) which then reports regularly back to the Board. The level of delegation may be different for each academy. Enquiries about Court Lane Junior School  governance should be made in the first instance to the Chair of the ILGB, Mr Brian Greenwood.


Contact the Academy Trust


The University of Chichester Academy Trust welcomes your enquiries and comments.


Please get in touch with us at:


T: 01243 616 444


Or visit the Trust website at