Our Vision

Our schools and staff nurture a commitment to learning through developing schools with a strong ethos, outstanding achievement, high-quality teaching and learning, and exciting partnerships.


We want schools to retain their unique character. We ensure that children and young people are valued as individuals and enjoy their learning. Structured approaches to behaviour strategies provide children, young people, parents and staff with clear policies within which to work. We create value systems in schools that support character development.

Outstanding Achievement

We encourage the highest of expectations in relation to academic attainment and pastoral attainment by creating well-rounded young people with the social capital to succeed.

High quality teaching and learning

Our schools provide a curriculum that places a priority on success across English, maths, science, languages and humanities, without negatively impacting on the arts. We inspire our children and young people to ask questions, to interrogate and to love to learn. Where children and young people need support, we act with early intervention. Our six principles of learning provide an effective framework for raising standards in teaching and learning.


We value our local authorities and build strong and productive links with them by encouraging our schools to play a central role within their own communities.

Our Approach

The Heartlands Community Trust was established to ensure inclusive high-quality education. We aim to develop a network of schools that are collaborative and based
in clusters, around geography and need.