- Opening of The Bishop of Winchester Academy, Bournemouth - having the courage to be wise 11 October 2010
- Official Opening of All Saints Academy Plymouth 1 October 2010
- Exam success for Church of England Academies 10 September 2010
- 8 Academies delivered by CASL open in September 2010 - on time and on budget 8 September 2010
8 Academies delivered by CASL open in September 2010 - on time and on budget
CASL is delighted that eight Church of England academies which it project managed have opened; all of them on time and on budget. They represent 1 in 8 of the 64 "traditional" academies which opened in September 2010, created to improve opportunities and educational facilities for young people and their communities across England.
The 8 new academies delivered by CASL span the country, from Trinity Academy in Halifax to The John Wallis Church of England Academy in Ashford and All Saints' Academy in Plymouth. They bring the total number of Church of England academies delivered by CASL to 11, as three academies opened in September 2009.
CASL's skilled project management staff worked closely with lead sponsor dioceses, co-sponsors, and academy principals designate to make sure that each academy fulfils the sponsors' vision and ethos, delivering transformational educational opportunities for students, their families, and their local communities, in an environment underpinned by Christian values. The CASL project management teams were selected for their professional expertise and skills, and also their commitment to upholding the Christian ethos and vision expressed by sponsors in their original academy proposals.
The Bishop of Bath and Wells wrote the following about CASL's work on the Taunton Academy:
"The project management ... has been most carefully undertaken with great attention to detail. With the bringing together of two predecessor schools this has not been an easy project and ... your staff have often 'gone the extra mile' ... my thanks to the valuable 'back-room' staff ... in Peterborough and Cockermouth. Their support has been much appreciated by our diocesan staff."