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Philip Hamilton OBE

The Chief Executive Officer and founding trustee of Community Academies Trust has been awarded the OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Education.

Philip Hamilton was Headteacher at The Polesworth School until 2015 and co founded Community Academies Trust in November 2012. He said the award recognised the achievements of the Trust collectively.

Philip Hamilton said, “I am very proud to receive this award. I am also humbled as this is real recognition of the work and incredible achievements of staff across our organisation.  Our collective efforts are influencing the life chances of 7000 young people and providing professional opportunities for our 1200 staff across 14 schools.”

Simon Atkins, Chair of the Main Trust Board of Directors that governs CAT said of Mr Hamilton’s award, “I am delighted that Philip’s dedication and commitment to the education system has been recognised in this way. He has worked tirelessly both for Community Academies Trust and the wider communities in which we operate and is an inspiration to many. As both an OFSTED inspector and a National Leader of Education his influence reaches beyond the young people and team within CAT. On behalf of the Board and all at CAT, I’d like to congratulate Philip on his OBE.

Academy news available at:

The Polesworth School (Secondary)

Birchwood Primary School

Dordon Community Primary School

Wood End Primary School

Budbrooke Primary School

Woodloes Primary School

Stratford upon Avon Primary School - Stratford in Bloom

The Telford Priory School

The Telford Park School

The Telford Langley School

Grange Park Primary School

The Wilnecote School

Chadsmead Primary Academy

Heathcote Primary School

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