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


Minibus Driver

Do you have a passion for driving and want to contribute to the education of our young people?

Education and safety are key to ensuring our young people reach their dreams and aspirations in life. Join us at Shrewsbury Academy to make this happen.

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Director of HR (People and Culture)

Do you have the skills to embed a culture of putting “People First”?

Are you a brilliant leader, with a strong track record of motivating others to deliver excellent outcomes and impact?

We are looking for a Director of HR to join our team – if you think this role might be for you – check out our recruitment pack below:

Click here for our recruitment pack

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Professional Learning Coordinator

Can you be our “Director of First Impressions” with an excellent customer-centred outlook and develop effective working relationships?

Are you looking for flexible term time only hours to allow for other commitments and ensure wellbeing life balance?

Click here for our recruitment pack

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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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Case Studies | Marches Academy Trust

27th November 2023 News

Lower Heath CE Primary School Achieves Good Ofsted Rating

Lower Heath CE Primary School is thrilled to announce the exceptional outcome of its recent Ofsted inspection. The school has been rated “Good” in all areas, showcasing its commitment to providing a high-quality education for its children. This remarkable achievement reflects the dedication and hard work of the school’s staff, children, and the entire school […]

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4 All Foundation, charitable initiative news banner | Marches Academy Trust

22nd November 2023 News

The Marches Academy Trust creates a charitable initiative - 4 All Foundation

The Marches Academy Trust is excited to introduce its newly established independent, registered charity, 4 All Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to delivering local, accessible activities, projects and initiatives to support the needs and aspirations of communities across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. As a multi-academy sponsor in Shropshire, the Marches Academy Trust is committed […]

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Cross-Trust Icelandic Adventure | Marches Academy Trust

9th November 2023 News

Cross-Trust Icelandic Adventure

Year 11, 12, and 13 students from The Marches School, The Grove School, and Sir John Talbot’s School have recently returned from an epic adventure in Iceland – our first (of hopefully many) cross-Trust trips to the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’. They had an action-packed tour of the beautiful country with Travelbound – here’s […]

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