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Multi Academies Trust

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for Catch22's sponsorship of academies which focus on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

Young people aged 4 to 18-years-old | England

Catch22 was approved as an Academy Sponsor by the Department for Education (DfE) in February 2014 and became the sponsor of our first Academy, The Ashwood Academy in Hampshire, in September 2014.

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of what will be an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

Academy sponsorship is about using partnerships to provide specific expertise and skills to enhance standards. Catch22, with our existing wide experience of alternative education provision, brings a focus on academic and behavioural improvement leading to re-integration back to mainstream provision up to Key Stage 3, infrastructure support, improvement to pastoral provision and greater focus on preparing young people for the world of work.

We look to increase access to one to one and mentoring opportunities through a mixture of off-site and extra curricular events in order to improve the self-esteem and self-confidence of learners. We also implement speech and language development programmes.

We offer a full national curriculum as well as a nurturing environment for primary and vocational subjects for older students. We have high aspirations for all learners, with an expectation that all secondary learners will work toward achieving at least five GCSEs.

Employability programmes

Catch22 also brings a wealth of experience in delivering successful employability programmes for learners in our secondary provision. Our focus is on better preparing learners for the world of work by providing access to apprenticeship opportunities, a wider choice of career experiences and promoting the development of the right mindset for successful and sustained employment.

Catch22 provides young people aged 4-18 with alternative education in order for them to progress and succeed in sustained education or employment. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications. Learn more about our education provision.

Catch22 Multi Academies Trust Limited Company No. 08299181

Read the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust 2019 Master Funding Agreement

Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2018

Read our Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31 August 2019


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  • 06.10.2020Catch22 submits evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on educationIn May 2020, Catch22 submitted written evidence to the Education Committee as part of the inquiry into "The impact of COVID-19 on education and children's services", focusing specifically on alternative provision education. At the Conservative Party Conference in October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on the benefits of one-to-one teaching as seen during lockdown - something referenced in our evidence.
  • 14.09.2020Have your say on the Austen Academy - New School Section 10 ConsultationProgress towards Catch22 opening the Austen Academy has gathered pace. The Austen Academy will be a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for 125 children aged 4-16 years with Social Communications Needs, associated with a diagnosis of Autism.


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