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Whinless Down Academy

Whinless Down Academy

About our Trust

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Whinless Down Academy Trust which was established on 1st August 2016. It is a great honour to be the CEO of this Trust and our mantra of local schools for local children run by local people remains firm.

We truly believe that Learning Changes Lives and it is our mission through our ethos, values and vision to inspire our children to be aspirational.

Our six core values underpin our ethos and influences both the wider curriculum and opportunities that we offer, enabling our pupils to become, aspirational, happy, courageous, imaginative, and empowered learners, collaboratively learning with others.

We understand and appreciate the huge responsibility and trust that is put on us as educators and every member of our team is fully committed to providing the education that each child deserves.

Here you will find key information about our trust and links to all of the individual school websites.

The Whinless Down Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) formed by Priory Fields School and St Martin’s School. The MAT was formed on 1st August 2016. Vale View joined the academy on 1st January 2018.


The aim is for all schools in the Multi-Academy Trust to:

  • Retain their unique local identity whilst subscribing to the Trust’s values and vision.

  • Be committed to school improvement relentlessly striving to become outstanding.

  • Ensure teaching is good and continually improving.

  • Provide a curriculum that excites, enthuses and engages ALL learners.

  • Be mutually supportive, by sharing, working together, engaging in professional dialogue and ensuring CPD is maximised for all staff across the Trust.

  • Retain our highly motivated members of staff by providing pathways for management and leadership opportunities.