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Joining MPAT

This is an exciting time for the Trust. All three schools in the Trust, Flax Hill, Lakeside and Lark Hall, received very good Ofsted reports during the academic year 2021-2022. This shows that our model of school-to-school improvement works effectively. Equally, all schools in the Trust have rising numbers on roll and are well regarded in their local communities.

The Directors of the trust are committed to trust growth over the next 10-year period and strongly believe that by using a collaborative approach, with Governing Bodies running their schools, is the best way to improve outcomes for all children in the trust and local partner schools.

We believe in the important role that a Head Teacher plays in improving outcomes and not in replacing these roles with Heads of Schools. The Trust accepts there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach in this area but ultimately we believe that good Head Teachers, with the support of their Governing bodies, will produce good outcomes for children.

Mercia Primary Academy Trust (MPAT) Board of Trustees is determined to be a high performing Multi Academy Trust that delivers the very best educational experience for students aged 3-11. The overarching aim for the Trust is to create academies that provide an environment which is welcoming, caring, calm and purposeful and to stretch our young people academically, support them pastorally and help them develop socially. We also strongly value working with other Trusts and Local Authority schools to ensure strong outcomes for all pupils.

The following documents provide additional information - but if you require any more details please contact Richard Lane the CEO at or contact any of the schools in our trust.