Achievement through caring

Our mission:

As a Trust, it’s our mission to empower everyone in our Trust and our communities to live and breathe our values and Achievement Through Caring, to reach their full potential.



We think everyone deserves a superb education. Everything we do is designed to deliver that – and we encourage everyone to strive for excellence too.


Being truthful, honest and sincere is really important to us. We like to think of it as doing the right thing even when no-one is watching!


Understanding how other people feel is an important part of growing up. We encourage everyone to think of others and treat them as you would like to be treated.


We want our children and young people to be able to express themselves, whether that is through art, music, debating, drama or whatever else makes them happy and fulfilled.


Whether you’re a student, parent or member of staff, we work hard to make sure everyone is treated fairly and equally.

Joining our Multi Academy Trust can help you elevate your school, staff, and the community, and unlock a child’s full potential.

Education designed for children and young people

Why join our Trust?

Join our community of schools who share one voice and one mission.

How to join the Trust

If you’ve considered joining a Multi Academy Trust, take a look at our process to join.

Children and young people at the centre

Our pathways are designed with the learner at the forefront.

Support for parents

With our approach, parents are given reassurance and confidence.

Helping schools succeed

Our schools are a strong collection of unique establishments.

Dedicated teacher training

Receive support and guidance each step of your career.

Who we are

The Marches Academy Trust is a family of schools that deliver high quality education, superb pastoral care, and enriching experiences to inspire our children and young people to achieve their potential and be happy. It is this core purpose at the heart of our beliefs that unites us, along with our shared experiences and values. These combined help us to provide supportive and friendly learning environments for all.


Our family of schools

Each school has its unique identity that reflects the community it serves.
Our strong values bind the schools together in a spirit of collaboration, support and challenge.
Together we create a great learning environment for all.

Our Schools

Leading from our own experience

We pride ourselves on being a strong part of our local communities and their contribution and involvement is reflected in each school.

Supporting teachers and maintaining growth

We embrace the school led system to provide gold standard professional learning for those new to teaching, for schools requiring support and for the exemplary educational leaders of the future – ensuring life changing impact on children and young people.


Latest News and Events

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CSR Little Stars | Marches Academy Trust

3rd June 2024 News

Supporting Little Stars: Marches Academy Trust colleagues make a difference in our local communities

We’re proud to make a difference in our local communities! Recently, members from our Trust Shared Services team, along with colleagues from the Alliance of Leading Learning, supported the incredible work of Little Stars. This charity is a lifeline for vulnerable families across Shropshire, providing essentials that many of us can take for granted. Little Stars […]

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Selattyn CE Primary School joins Trust news banner | Marches Academy Trust

26th April 2024 News

New school to join the Trust

Selattyn CE Primary School is entering into consultation to join the Marches Academy Trust. Selattyn CE Primary School is entering into consultation to join the Marches Academy Trust, marking a significant step towards enhancing educational opportunities and fostering collaborative excellence in the local community. Committed to nurturing the potential of every student, Selattyn CE Primary […]

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Woodlands School Make Significant Progress | Marches Academy Trust

19th April 2024 News

Woodlands School Make Significant Progress

Woodlands School is proud to announce the outcome results of its recent Ofsted inspection, further solidifying its reputation as a centre of excellence in education and on a continued path of improvement. The inspection not only reaffirmed the school’s commitment to academic achievement but also highlighted its nurturing environment and unwavering dedication to student wellbeing. […]

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