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This page lists school groups and links to the group profiles.



Academy Transformation Trust

Academy Transformation Trust

We believe every child matters and deserves a first class education. Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.

For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.

As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies and further education provider in the Midlands, East of England and South East.

Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.

Find out more by visiting www.academytransformationtrust.co.uk


Academies Enterprise Trust

AET

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and London Academies Enterprise Trust (LAET) is a rapidly growing, nationwide, multi-academy sponsor. We aim to inspire young people to make their best better.


Ark Schools

ARK

Ark is a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools and one of the country’s top-performing academy groups. We run 31 academies in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Hastings, educating around 17,400 pupils. Around 90% of our schools which have been inspected by Ofsted are rated as good or outstanding – compared to a national average of 80%. Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.


Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Schools Trust is a family of schools that share the ideals of educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight. Our inclusive approach to spirituality means that students with or without a faith background are always welcome at all Avanti Schools. All schools in the Avanti Schools Trust prepare pupils for their respective life-journeys by promoting educational excellence, character formation and spiritual insight.


Bright Tribe Trust

Bright Tribe Trust

Bright Tribe Trust is bringing a new energy and approach to providing the best education for children.

We operate in the North and South West of England and Suffolk. Working together, from local offices in each area, we support the schools in our network to deliver the best possible education for our young people. We bring together expertise from the education field and the professionalism and influences of commercial partners, all under the leadership of Professor David Hopkins.


Cognita

Cognita

Cognita is a worldwide group of 66 schools, located throughout the UK, Latin America, Spain and Asia. We employ some 4,600 teaching and support staff in the care and education of 30,000 pupils. Since our launch in 2004, we have successfully built a family of outstanding schools where no two are the same. Each Cognita School retains its own unique ethos and offers a curriculum and range of services tailored to meet the needs of local parents. Wherever you visit a Cognita School, you will find empowered school leaders, committed teachers and pupils who are enthusiastic learners


Co-operative Academies Trust

Co-operative Academies Trust

Co-operative Academies Trust is a group of schools in Manchester, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent, sponsored by the Co-operative Group a unique member-owned business with stores and branches across the UK whose commitment to education goes back over 170 years. We aim to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. The focus of the Trust’s work is in supporting senior leaders, staff and governors in ensuring pupils and students receive the highest quality of teaching, allowing them to achieve the best possible outcomes in academic and personal development. We work to support our learners to reach and exceed expected standards of attainment, and to be agents of change in their wider community through co-operation.


Dulwich College International

Dulwich College International

The Dulwich College International group (DCI) is one of the world’s fastest growing international school networks, leading the way in offering the highest quality independent education overseas.


Focus Learning Trust

Focus Learning Trust

Focus Learning Trust is a registered UK charity established in 2003 for the advancement of education. The purpose of the Trust is to provide leadership and support to Focus schools, a group of affiliated independent schools registered as Schools with a Religious Character.

Focus schools provide a learning environment that is stimulating yet challenging for both students and teachers. We have adopted the whole school approach to teaching and learning in an inclusive classroom under the maxim 'Learning to Learn', a vision which places school education as the starting block of a lifelong experience for its students.

Our schools are registered independent schools affiliated to Focus Learning Trust and are highly respected academic facilities working in close cooperation to share best practice, professional learning opportunities and resources. High standards are demanded throughout and we are committed to achieving the highest levels of teaching from our staff and academic potential from our students.

Focus is a progressive and innovative organisation having the interests of the students at heart. Combining teaching best practice and advancing technology gives an enviable lead in teaching and learning. Current developments include the extensive use of video conferencing as a teaching medium between schools both nationally and internationally.

Specialist facilities include well-equipped science laboratories, technology workshops, music rooms, food technology/home economics practical areas, computer labs, library resource areas and active and passive recreation areas.

Whilst Focus schools are relatively small, they benefit from being part of a national network of schools across the UK. Many of the current developments in pupil learning are at the very cutting edge of practice. Pupil exam results are consistently significantly above the national average and behaviour and attitude is outstanding with relationships between pupils and staff exceptional. Teachers are well rewarded financially and provided with excellent CPD both locally and nationally.


The Girls' Day School Trust

Girls' Day School Trust

The GDST (Girls' Day School Trust) is the leading network of independent girls' schools in the UK. A charity that owns and runs 24 schools and two academies, it reinvests all its income in its schools.


Greenwood Academies Trust

Greenwood Academies Trust

About Greenwood Academies Trust

The Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) is well established nationally as a leader of educational best practice and has a positive track record of raising standards in areas of social and economic deprivation and/or educational underachievement.

We believe all our pupils can achieve high levels of success, we pursue opportunities where we can add the most value to our pupils’ lives and we create a culture where our pupils and employees can learn, develop and thrive.

Every one of our academies is supported by the central team, providing support and challenge for education, finance, human resources and operations, allowing academies and their staff to focus on their staff and pupils. We are now one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in England.

The long term aim is to develop the most successful and innovative group of academies in the country delivering outstanding progress and above average results in socially disadvantaged communities.


Harris Federation

Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit charity with almost 25 years’ experience of education in and around London. We have built our reputation on a family of Academies that, across the board, are setting standards of excellence and fulfilling high expectations. We are a successful, highly collaborative Academy group with 36 Academies as of September 2014, with a new primary Academy opening in September 2015.

Each year as we have grown, the expectations we have set ourselves have increased. More than three quarters of our inspected Secondary Academies have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and every Harris Academy inspected so far has been judged to be 'Good' or 'Outstanding'. Our Primary Academies, which are newer, significantly improved results between 2013 and 2014 with our Free School in Peckham becoming among the first in the country to be judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.


LEAF Academy Trust

LEAF Academy Trust

The LEAF Academy Trust is a small family of academies based in Leeds and built on the values of Love, Enterprise, Aspiration and Faith. LEAF’s mission is to serve by providing the highest possible standard of education and support for personal development; we focus on excellence in all areas and challenge everyone to achieve their best. LEAF welcomes people of all faiths and none and actively celebrates diversity. We are looking for motivated, committed and exceptional professionals to join the Trust at this exciting time.


Leigh Academies Trust

Leigh Academies Trust

Leigh Academies Trust is a not-for-profit organisation operating across three clusters; South East London, North-West Kent and Central Kent. The Trust succeed in supporting and assisting schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve rapid educational transformation. We have significant experience in running schools, both with sponsored academies and schools which have chosen to convert to Academy status. We currently have 12 academies; 5 Secondaries, 5 Primaries, 1 Special Needs Academy and 1 UTC, educating over 8,000 students on a daily basis across all Key Stages. We also have two further academies in pre-opening phase which will be fully functional by September 2016 and 2017. Our size and our location separate us from other multi-academy trusts; we are expanding at a gradual rate, being selective in our choice of schools, ensuring that the academies who join us can fully make use of our expertise, our leadership and our values. Our academies are close in proximity allowing us to share best practice in convenient and effective ways. Leigh Academies Trust motto is as follows – ‘Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities’. We successfully continue to have a positive impact in our community, and will continue to do so with our planned expansion over the coming academic years. This is a very exciting and pivotal time to join our Trust.


Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust

Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust

LSSAT are a family of nine academies based in the South of England who aim to provide an excellent education through the promotion and expectation of very high standards of achievement and behavior. With learning at the heart of everything we do, LSSAT aim to create high achieving academies which are seen locally as the heartbeat of their communities. .

Our rapid expansion and growing reputation for achieving success means that we are currently seeking aspirational and inspirational ‘Teaching Super-Heroes’ to help us provide the ‘outstanding’ education all our pupils – whatever their ability – deserve.


Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is a leader in the provision of high quality, innovative education, training and guidance. We operate premium quality schools in Europe, the Middle East and Far East Asia.


Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust aims to create a network of inspirational and inclusive schools and academies who share the same values. Join a team that builds on the strengths of its schools and staff based on a clear vision.


Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Outwood Grange Academies Trust

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is a family of schools based in the North of England. It is recognised as one of the highest performing chains of schools and its ethos of ‘Students First’ is at the heart of everything it does. The Trust is currently made up of 11 successful primary and secondary schools stretching from the East Midlands to the North East of England, with a further 3 secondary schools due to join in 2014/15. The Trust is always seeking outstanding professionals, practitioners and leaders who are also driven by the desire to provide outstanding education for all children.


Taaleem

Taaleem is a Dubai based school Management Company that, with government and local financial support aims to deliver internationally recognised schools in the MENA region. Taaleem’s main activity is the development and management of early childhood, primary and secondary schools which offer a range of international curricula, these include the International Baccalaureate, the National Curriculum for England and Wales and the American curriculum. Currently it has 11 schools in its portfolio and is the second largest school group in the UAE. Taaleem’s latest school is Dubai British School Jumeirah Park was launched in September 2016.


The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT)

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT)

TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England with over 41 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family. Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all. We believe it is important for Academies to retain and promote their individual identity and we endorse earned autonomy across the Trust. Our leaders focus on pupil progress and attainment, and regularly share knowledge, insight and experience.


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) is a non-profit making charitable trust that has successfully grown over the past few years to include a diverse range of academies in medway and Portsmouth. The lead academy is the Rochester Grammar School which is not only an outstanding school but has a rich history and inspiring reputation as one of the country’s leading state Grammar Schools. As TSAT has grown our ambition of what we expect to achieve has grown with us. Our sponsored academies are rapidly improving and we are now attracting a number of good schools which want to join our trust as they believe in our educational vision and see joining us as the best way to ensure their school becomes outstanding. From the outset we have been a cross phase academy trust and we now have an excellent knowledge and experience of education from pre-school to sixth form. Our success is due to our excellent understanding of thinking, learning and pedagogical research, our talented and highly dedicated staff, leaders and governors. We believe our greatest asset is our children and young people and we are proud of their many achievements and their personal growth. Our students develop into responsible, happy and confident young people. Through the high quality of education they receive and the support and care from school and home they will literally have the best life chances possible.


TBAP-Multi-Academy Trust

TBAP Multi-Academy Trust

The TBAP Multi-Academy Trust is one of the first multi-academy trusts to focus entirely on alternative provision. Our vision is to create a network of outstanding alternative provision academies that deliver exemplary outcomes for some of the most challenging learners.


United Learning

United Learning

United Learning is a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. We seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out the best in everyone - students, staff, parents and the wider community.


Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust

The Trust is dedicated to transforming the lives and futures of young people and the communities they serve. All Woodard academies embrace a Christian ethos whilst being open to all faiths and none.


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