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Welcome from the CEO and Federation Principal  - Dr. Martin Young

The Park Federation is a community-focused multi-academy trust specialising in primary education. Our mission is to provide first-rate learning in an atmosphere of kindness, care and creativity. We are one of the longest established and most experienced primary federations in the country with ten schools in Slough, Buckinghamshire and Hillingdon. All of our schools, since joining the federation, have been graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. The Park Federation is a big enough organisation to provide excellent support services to our schools, while small enough to ensure that every school and local community has a voice in the way the federation is run and the values it lives by. All our schools have their own unique character, personality and history, while simultaneously benefitting from the strength, security and resources of a larger educational partnership.

The federation was founded over 10 years ago on 16th November 2009 when Cranford Park Primary School and Wood End Park Community School began working in a formal partnership. In 2013 two more schools joined the federation - James Elliman Primary School and Montem Primary School in Slough. By 2014, the four-school federation had grown to six schools with the addition of Western House Primary School in Slough and Lake Farm Park Academy in Hillingdon. Following that, two more schools have joined the family: Godolphin Juniors in Slough and West Drayton Academy in Hillingdon. The two most recent schools to join the federation are Iver Village Infant school who joined in 2023 and Hannah Ball School who joined in 2024. 

Our federation growth has been cautious and prudent. We want more children, families and staff members to benefit from joining the federation but are mindful of our responsibilities to the communities that have already placed their trust in us. Growth is never allowed to undermine our commitment to educational standards, high quality pastoral care and community service.

As of 2024, The Park Federation has ten schools: four in Slough, four in Hillingdon and two in Buckinghamshire. It cares for and educates over 6,000 children and employs over 800 people, including more than 200 primary school teachers. Within our large staff team, we have professionals who use their impressive knowledge, skills and expertise to drive educational progress and provide the care and kindness that young children need. Our ten schools look out for each other, especially when times are tough. Three of our eight schools were judged inadequate by Ofsted when they joined us. All three are now Good. We have a proven track record of school improvement and are now working to move all our schools to Outstanding. Mutual support, cooperative working and a commitment to the children and communities we serve are paying dividends.

Dr. Martin Young
Chief Executive