Wilsthorpe School joins The Two Counties Trust

Wilsthorpe School in Long Eaton, Derbyshire has today announced that it is joining successful local multi-academy trust, The Two Counties Trust. The news has received widespread support from parents, students, staff and the local community in Long Eaton.

The Trust consists of like-minded schools that share a passion for working in partnership to improve the quality of provision and outcomes for all their learners through focusing on school improvement. The Trust now consists of eight schools, each of whom retain their own unique identity – Wilsthorpe will continue to build on its positive community links, as well as working in collaboration with the Trust and the other seven schools.

The Two Counties Trust champions the academic achievement and all-round development of all 8,500 young people it serves. It is determined to be a Trust that makes a real and valuable difference, both inside the classroom and beyond. The Trust’s vision for the school is for its students to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to fulfil their potential.

Jonathan Crofts, Headteacher of Wilsthorpe, said:

“We are very pleased to join the Two Counties Trust – this will greatly benefit our students, staff, parents and the wider school community. The ethos of The Two Counties Trust is very much in harmony with our own and this development will enable us to secure a successful future for our entire school community, especially the young people we are privileged to serve.

“We look forward to working with The Two Counties Trust in the months and years to come as we continue to provide a high-quality education for all the students at the school.”


Richard Vasey, Chief Executive of The Two Counties Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Wilsthorpe into our family of schools. The move offers an exciting opportunity to further provide the very best opportunities and raise the standards of education for our students, as well as providing excellent professional development for all staff across the Trust.

“Our schools share a passion for working together to create the best opportunities for all students. We welcome all Wilsthorpe students, parents and staff to our Trust.”