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St Bart's Multi Academy Trust

The St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee.

We are a West Midlands based Multi-Academy Trust with 19 academies in our family of schools. Our head office is at Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Board of Directors (Trustees)

The Board of Directors, the body that oversees the running of the Trust, meets once or twice each term and is supported in its work by the Company Secretary.

The Board consists of the Executive Principal, Headteacher Directors, Academy Directors and Community Directors. Each academy has equal representation on the Board of Directors. When a new member joins the Trust, the Board of Directors expands to accommodate additional Directors.

The Board consists of the Chief Executive Officer, who is currently the Executive Principal of the sponsor school and National Teaching School, and up to 6 other directors. As a mixed mode MAT, the St Bart’s Academy Trust has a minority member from the Lichfield Diocese as a Director. The current Director nominee is Mr Colin Hopkins, the Director of Education for the Diocesan Board of Education.

Moral Purpose

The St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances of all children, wherever they may be. This moral obligation, our mission, does not end at the school gates, within our own Local Authorities, or even within our own country. Where St. Bart’s Academies have the capacity to make a difference, they are morally bound to do so.

Britannia Teaching School Alliance

Britannia Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) work closely with the St Bart’s Academy Trust in order to Release Potential Together.

Staff at our academies have the opportunity to participate in our full range of training programmes. 

Join our MAT

Working in partnership with The St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust has a number of key benefits.

To find out more please watch our video and read the “10 reasons to join the MAT” here.

We expect that all members of The St. Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust respect and model these values.

Our core values are represented through the acronym: PEACE

These values form the basis of initial discussions with all prospective employees of the St. Bart’s Academies.


We are privileged to be working in education, where we have the ability to profoundly change children’s lives; this means that the stakes are incredibly high.

Our aim is always to provide for the pupils of our Academies what we would want for our own children.


All staff have a duty and responsibility to be encouraging and supportive of each other.

All our schools have a “can do” culture where excuses are never tolerated.


Embodied in the Trust motto, “Achieving schools and caring communities”.

All academy members are expected to aim for excellence in their individual professional roles.


In the best traditions of the profession all staff are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for their pupils.

The interests of children are paramount and guide all that we seek to do and achieve.


The time children spend in education is precious.

We have a responsibility to ensure that every moment a child is in a St. Bart’s Academy they enjoy learning and strive hard to achieve well and fulfil their maximum potential.

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