Harrold Primary Academy is part of Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). The Trust was formed with a simple and clear vision: to ensure high quality education for all at the heart of the local communities.

The school has an Academy Council which provides local governance. It is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents, headteacher and colleagues from CMAT.

The Academy Council is focused upon the individual school context, monitoring standards and achievement, and supporting and challenging school leaders to provide the best possible education for the students. The Academy Council role includes:

  • Setting strategic priorities and plans
  • Monitoring standards and achievement within the school
  • Ensuring Trust policies are implemented
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to improve outcomes
  • Supporting and positively challenging school leaders.

Each Academy Councillor takes on the role of Champion for a particular area, in which they hold the Academy leadership to account by providing challenge and support within an agreed framework. The Academy Council meets as a full body six times in the year. There are no committees.

Key information about CMAT, including governance structure, the scheme of delegation and key legal and financial documents can be found here.

More information about CMAT trustees and members is here.

Please contact if you would like access to approved minutes of the Academy Council or the trust board or for more information.

More information about our Academy Council can be found in the document below.

Harrold Primary Academy Council Combined Interests & Attendance Register as at 13.12.21
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

Harrold Primary School is a happy, caring and supportive school. We have a great team of teachers and support staff that work hard to ensure that all the children make good progress. Our vision is that every child has the right to an high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe learning environment. We strive to ensure that children reach their full potential, are well-equipped for when they leave primary school, and are able to continue achieving throughout secondary school.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.