The Trust Board


  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.

Our Ethos and Mission Statement

‘Learning Changes Lives’

Our 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.



As a charity and company limited by guarantee, Whinless Down Academy Trust is governed by a board of directors, also known as the Trust Board, who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Trust and the academy schools run by the trust.


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Trust Board Attendance at Meetings