Welcome to the University of Portsmouth Academy Trust
The University of Portsmouth Academy Trust (UPAT) has been established to improve educational outcomes and life chances for local communities in the Portsmouth Harbour region.
New CEO (interim) and Primary Director(interim) appointments made at UPAT
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Gwennan Harrison-Jones will take over as CEO (interim) with Mr Haydn Mitton as Primary Director (interim) at UPAT with immediate effect. Gwennan and Haydn will lead UPAT into a ‘coexistence’ alongside their existing trust, The Gateway Trust. This coexistence, supported in principle by the DfE, will enable both trusts to continue the fantastic school improvement work they have undertaken with their existing schools and enable the exploration of the possibility of a more formal partnership in the future.
UPAT Board of Trustees would like to thank Mrs Marion Clist for her tireless work as CEO of UPAT to date. Her leadership has been instrumental in the schools working so closely together in partnership to ensure all pupils are able to receive the very best experience in their respective school enabling them to be the very best they can be with belonging, becoming and being at the heart of the UPAT partnership.
We welcome Gwennan and Haydn to UPAT. We are excited for them to lead us into the next phase of our exciting development as a multi academy trust. Should you wish to contact Gwennan or Haydn, please do so using email@example.com
Mark Cooper and Dai Thoms, Joint Chair of Trustees
Our Three Schools
Cottage Grove Primary School & Nursery
Our curriculum is designed to celebrate and meet the needs of our diverse cohorts. We ensure that key people from across all cultures are taught and that children have content from across foundation subjects to include in their writing. The school’s values are Respect, Acceptance, Achievement, Perseverance and Independence and run throughout our curriculum.