Peak Edge is based in West Sheffield and was established in 2019 as a partnership between like-minded partner schools with excellence at the heart of all that we do.

The schools in the Family share the same intention of ensuring every pupil we serve reaches their full potential and have track records of not only working together but providing school to school support across the city and beyond.

We believe every young person has the right to an excellent education, to feel safe and enjoy stimulating learning that inspires them.  We aim to fully prepare them for the next stage of their life. We are committed to supporting the schools led system and are committed as a group to deeper collaboration. Peak Edge brings schools together and provide a foundation for further growth by sharing our strengths while maintaining our individual characteristics.

Everyone involved with Peak Edge subscribes to the same core values and moral purpose so that we can best support each other and help our adults to develop alongside our young people. These values are what make Peak Edge such an exciting organisation to be a part of.

Our Values


We respect the individuality of schools and their communities and always act with integrity.  By allowing high levels of autonomy wherever possible, we are able to nurture personalised approaches to learning and focus on developing holistic people. 


Our Trust is based on positive relationships and close working across settings. Stakeholders treat each other with respect and work in productive partnerships that work for the greater good of the children.


We aspire for all children and adults in our communities to be the best they can be.  Inspiring curricula for our pupils, clear development pathways for our staff and sustainable Trust growth all combine to ensure we all reach our potential.


A school understands its context better than anybody and should be supported to utilise that knowledge in order to remain improvement focussed.   We account for our actions and are outward facing.


Enjoyment and excitement should be an entitlement for all children and adults working in our Trust.  We develop cutting edge, research informed and highly engaging pedagogies that ensure high levels of progress for children and rapid development of staff.  

Our Leadership Team

Meet the people behind Peak Edge Academy Trust

Jim DugmoreChief Executive Officer
Yvette HawksworthChief Financial Officer
Tim CalcuttActing Headteacher,
Abbey Lane Primary School
Liam MitchellHeadteacher,
Bradfield Dungworth Primary School
Cathy RowlandHeadteacher,
Dobcroft Infant School
Rich LianHeadteacher,
Grenoside Community Primary School
James ConnollyHeadteacher,
Loxley Primary School
Steve Arbon-DavisHeadteacher,
Nook Lane Junior School
Helen AdamsHeadteacher,
Oughtibridge Primary School
Sarah BinnsHeadteacher,
Stannington Infant School
Jane TownsendHeadteacher,
Stocksbridge Nursery Infant School
Matt GaughanHeadteacher,
Wharncliffe Side Primary School