Cascade Multi Academy Trust (MAT) was created in 2015 by Beck Primary School following a decision by the School to become an Academy.

The MAT was incorporated in December 2015 and was intended to facilitate the conversion to Academy status of Beck Primary School, which was successfully achieved on 1st February 2016, followed by Hucklow Primary School on 1st April 2016.

Sue Bridges is Executive Headteacher at both Beck and Hucklow and is, supported by strong Leadership and Management teams in both schools, she is also Executive Headteacher at The Crucible Federation Schools, Owler Brook and Whiteways, and splits her time between all four schools..

Beck and Hucklow have very different socio-economic communities but we work closely together in many different areas including sharing best practice, sharing learning experiences for pupils, and organising joint training for staff which is both cost effective and productive in terms of developing consistency across the Trust.