CHET was established as a multi-academy trust in 2014 in order that Linton Village College could sponsor one of its local primaries (Meadow Primary School). Since then the Trust has grown to build on local cluster school relationships with the addition of Linton Heights Junior School in 2016 and the expansion of provision to include wrap-around childcare.
In 2017 the CHET was successful in a bid to open a new presumption primary free school in Red Lodge. The Pines Primary School and Pine Cones Pre-school opened in September 2018. Howard Community Primary School in Bury St. Edmunds also joined the Trust in September 2018.
Cambridge and Suffolk Teaching Schools Alliance (CASSA) is also part of CHET.