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Dixons Academies Trust

Luke Sparkes

Deputy CEO

Throughout his career, Luke has been consistently committed to challenging educational disadvantage in complex urban settings in the North.

His reputation was forged as founding Principal of Dixons Trinity Academy in Bradford – the first secondary free school to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Dixons Trinity’s student progress is amongst the very best. More recently, he was the founding Executive Principal of the outstanding Dixons Trinity Chapeltown in Leeds.

Luke’s influential expertise in school culture is shared through Dixons OpenSource (a free platform supporting organisational change). Luke is a Board Member with CST and has advised the DfE – writing and speaking widely on education.

Now working as Deputy Chief Executive across Dixons Academies, one of the highest performing Trusts nationally, Luke is shaping the future strategic development of the organisation across Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Liverpool.