The Boleyn Federation is a group of schools working together to share best practice in providing an outstanding education for all children. The Federation is led by Tom Canning, a National Leader of Education, from Tollgate Teaching School. Tollgate is also a National Support School and has been recognised by the National College of Teaching and Learning as being at the forefront of school improvement.

Our schools share one Governing Body chaired by Clive-Anthony Douglas and we have formed a hard federation led by the Executive Headteacher, Tom Canning. All our schools retain their individual character serving their local community and are led by their own Headteachers.

Currently there are two schools in the Boleyn Federation and we aim to expand this number to support our local schools.

Current schools in the Federation are:

  • Tollgate Primary school
  • Cleves Primary school

The aims of the Boleyn Federation are:

  • To provide an outstanding education for all children.
  • To create schools of excellence promoting the highest standards for all abilities.
  • To share resources across schools to attract highly skilled teachers.
  • To offer teachers first class professional development opportunities.
  • To give parents a pride and aspiration in their local community.

Governing body

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Tom Canning Executive Headteacher

Sarah Lack
Cleves Primary school

Annette Massey
Vice Chair of Governors

Rob Herbert
Chair of Governors

Asha Choolhun
Parent Governor

Azra Naheed
Co-opted Governor

Emma O-Connor
Co-opted Governor

Aleen Alarice
Co-opted Governor

Ellen Kemp
Co-opted Governor

Sue Hammond
Co-opted Governor


Ikram Patel
Co-opted Governor


Head Teachers Report 2017
Boleyn Federation Governing Body Report Summer 2015