Luke Sparkes

L Sparkes

Executive Director

Throughout his career, moving from inner city Leeds to Manchester and finally to Bradford, 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 which became, in January 2014, the first secondary free school to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted. Nationally, Dixons Trinity’s student progress is amongst the very best. Luke has advised the DfE - writing and speaking widely on education.

Luke’s influential expertise in school culture is shared through his work as a Board Member with CST, Teach First’s National School Forum and Ambition Institute’s Schools Advisory Group. Now working as an Executive Director across Dixons Academies, one of the highest performing Trusts nationally, Luke is shaping the future strategic development of the organisation.