We are proud to announce that City Academy Whitehawk (CAW), Brighton and Hove’s only primary academy, will join Aurora Academies Trust on 1st September 2017.  This decision has been formally approved by the Regional Schools Commissioner. CAW will join AAT’s West Sussex and Brighton regional Cluster under the leadership of Paul Reilly, Regional Director for Education.

David Williams, CEO of City Education Trust that operates CAW, said “We are extremely pleased that the Regional Schools Commissioner has notified us that the Aurora Academies Trust will be the new sponsors of the school. They have a track record for helping schools to improve and we look forward to working very closely with them. I am also very grateful to our current sponsor, City College Brighton & Hove whose support since we converted to an Academy has enabled us to make such significant progress.  We are excited at developing a new partnership with Aurora.”

Nick Juba, CEO of the outgoing sponsor, City College Brighton & Hove, said “City College is proud of the progress made at the Academy and the positive impact our sponsorship has had on the children, families and wider community in Whitehawk.  We wish the school every success in the future”

CEO of Aurora Academies Trust, Tim McCarthy said “We are delighted to have been given approval from the Regional Schools Commissioner to become the new sponsors of CAW. As one of the top performing multi-academy trusts in the country we know that we bring further success to CAW to enable it to become an outstanding school (it is currently graded Good by Ofsted). We believe that the previous sponsor has provided a good platform upon which we can build. We look forward to establishing strong links with the Whitehawk community and to both sharing our expertise with, as well as learning from, other schools in Brighton and Hove”.