Welcome to Vantage

SS Simon & Jude CE Primary School aims to provide wider opportunities and to improve the educational outcomes and life chances for our children. As a National Support School, and part of the SS Simon & Jude CE Multi Academy Trust T/A Vantage Academy Trust, our mission extends to support other schools to do the same. This is delivered through our school impovement arm, Vantage.

Through leadership, coaching and professional development opportunities we inspire the school workforces, with which we engage, to share in our philosophy and to widen their own horizons.  

Development of our innovative school-led CPD model, STAR, enables us to invest in the wider school community, promoting further learning opportunities for professionals, parents and carers to support their children's learning or to increase their own work skills.


Nationally, we are the ONLY primary school accredited as a main provider on the Government's Register of Approved Apprenticeship Providers (RoATP). Contact us to find out how you or your staff could benefit from accessing our Apprenticeship programme for Teaching Assistants, and from September 2018 the new Teaching Apprenticeship.


As a not for profit organisation we invest back all funds directly into our schools to further enhance learning experiences, and to support improved outcomes for all.

Find out more below about how Vantage can support your school community.

Contact Us:

Hannah Hodgson

Chief Training Officer - Vantage Academy Trust

Tel: 07540 050464   |    Email: hannah.hodgson@vantageacademies.co.uk