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A little about us.......


As a Trust, we are currently responsible and accountable for the  education of more than 1500 pupils as an 'All-through; Multi Academy Trust with provision for Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) specialist education. We are also responsible for the employment and support of approximately 240 staff in 6 schools across 7 sites.


Our vision is to establish an exceptional educational experience at all our schools; one that allows our pupils and colleagues to thrive. In all our schools we are proud of the positive impact we make together. Our dedicated and innovative staff teams work with pupils to shape ethos of our schools so that each individual is valued and has the opportunity to contribute. 


We aim to achieve this through a careful balance of School individuality and Trust wide consistency.

Our encouragement of school individuality is based upon two crucial elements within our ethos and values. Firstly, we want our schools to be innovative; to look for the best practice and achieve new heights. Secondly it is important that our schools remain at the heart of the communities we serve; ensuring that we continue to meet their needs; serve them appropriately and build on well-established links to further enhance our Trust as a whole.


We are also firm believers that together we are stronger; that by working together we provide better opportunities and avenues that allow staff, pupils and students to thrive. Our leaders, whether Trust or School based are dedicated to collaboration and inter school support. We develop shared leadership roles across the Trust to encourage consistency where it is beneficial or essential to facilitate the sharing of good practice; to provide opportunities for pupils that extends beyond their ‘home’ school.


We are excited to welcome new pupils and students into our schools and seeing them grow in confidence and skills as they progress through the terms and, when the time is right, seeing them move on well prepared for the next stage in their education and life.


Visitors to our schools are most welcome and encouraged. We expect you to see exciting learning environments, positive relationships, and an enthusiasm for learning that stems from a purposeful curriculum and exciting, engaging activities. I encourage you to become one of our visitors; see for yourself the impact Mercian Educational Trust makes upon the future generation. 


Mercian Educational Trust - Vision and Values


We want to inspire:

  • Individuals to push beyond their perceived potential
  • A commitment that together we are stronger.
  • Individuals to embrace, celebrate and use differences for the benefit of all.
  • Positivity and ambition for the future
  • A sense of self pride / worth
  • The belief that through creative thinking, problem solving and determination, anything is possible

It is our aspiration that:

  • Together we provide Exceptional Educational experiences, working for a successful future.
  • We make a positive impact on the lives of all engaged with Mercian Educational Trust
  • We work together and collaborate for success wherever possible
  • As a collective we make a positive impact on society and our communities.
  • We will meet needs and challenges to ensure inclusivity and equality for both individuals and communities


      How did Mercian Educational Trust derive it's name?


      The name ‘Mercian’ derives from when our region was settled by Angles from what is now Northern Germany/Denmark circa AD584.Map of England 515-918
      Our emblem, a red circular shield banded in gold is conceived from a Mercian shield discovered by archaeologists. The white Wyvern central symbol was Mercian, and denoted a family/tribe. A Wyvern is a “winged, two-legged dragon”. The white Wyvern re-appears as heraldry for a Bologna family during the Renaissance. Bologna founded the world’s first university, and was a centre for reasoning, independent and open-minded thinking.