Mar 4, 2021

Congratulations to the Team and community at Thomas Gamuel Primary School for achieving IQM Inclusive School Award!


May 14, 2020

As a Trust we pride ourselves not only on the educational outcomes for our children, we also celebrate the impact of our investments in the learning and outdoor play spaces for our children. We're pleased to share our first Trustee Celebration report with you, for you to read at your leisure. 


Apr 20, 2020

Sybourn Primary- IQM Centre of Excellence status!

Jan 30, 2020

On Wednesday 29 January our CEO Mr James and Executive Headteacher Mr Bocchi attended a local Headteacher's meeting in Waltham Forest.  Mr Bocchi presented colleagues with information on our new curriculum.

If you would like to see the full presentation, please click here.

Oct 1, 2019

Outstanding achievements of Sybourn Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London!

Jun 11, 2019

Sybourn Primary School, the school continues to be'good'

Feb 27, 2019

The Lion Academy Trust were delighted to receive the letter from the DfE confirming that the Trust’s writing outcomes were amongst the ten best outcomes nationally.

Feb 7, 2019

WF Echo publishes our case for the building of a new Secondary Free School in Waltham Forest

Jan 24, 2019

Waltham Forest Council have confirmed that our application will be considered by the Council's Planning Committee on Monday 25 March 2019.

For information on how you can support our application, visit the Barclay Secondary School section of our website.

To see the planning application in full, please visit the Council's Planning Applications on their website.


Dec 20, 2018

Admissions Consultation for 2020/2021

Dec 18, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Sybourn Primary School - Outstanding Results - Top Primary in Borough

Sep 4, 2018

Lion Academy Trust - Welcomes Olympic Primary, Ruskin Juniors and Warwick Academy as our Wellingborough Hub Schools!

Mar 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Mr James, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lion Academy Trust has today written to all stakeholders of Olympic Primary, Ruskin Juniors and Warwick Academy Schools.
To view a copy of the letter to governors, click here
To view a copy of the letter to Parents/Carers, click here
To view a copy of the letter to Staff members, click here

Nov 30, 2017

Barclay Primary School is delighted to have been showcased in the latest Ofsted publication celebrating outstanding Early Years Provision. The national publication – Bold Beginnings – features selected early years providers and highlights the successes they have achieved over the past 12 months.

May 8, 2017

UPDATE: We are delighted to announce that Ms Miranda Leung was elected on the 7 September 2017 as the new Chair of the Lion Academy Trust.


Jan 19, 2017

Following the first Ofsted inspection of Brook House Primary School (formerly “Hartsbrook E-Act Free School”), the Lion Education Trust are delighted to announce that the school has been judged “Good” in all categories and “Outstanding” for Leadership and Management. The Ofsted inspectors also judged the school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare as outstanding.

Dec 16, 2016

The Lion Academy Trust is disappointed to announce that the Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Nash, has elected to defer the opening of the much needed Barclay Secondary School for 12 months. This decision is based solely on the perceived planning risk – and is a temporary delay to the school opening.

Apr 20, 2016

The Lion Academy Trust are delighted to announce that our flagship school, Barclay Primary School, has been judged “Outstanding” in all categories by Ofsted.

Feb 16, 2016

Barclay Primary School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious local award in the KS2 category of the Pupil Premium Awards for being one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress among disadvantaged pupils since 2011.