Welcome to the Athena Schools Trust: a collaborative Multi Academy Trust (MAT) built on partnership and thriving on local schools working together. Our aim is to offer the best schools to our communities, delivering outstanding education to every child.

Collaboration is key to delivering the best education – academic, physical and emotional – for every child, whatever their individual needs, across all ages. Athena was set up by local schools to develop a MAT that sets high aspirations and goals for every school in the partnership. 

We believe in driving up educational standards and raising targets through collaborative school-to-school support. Teachers need more time to teach. We aim to allow schools to focus on delivering excellent education by centralising services to achieve operational efficiencies. 

Our MAT is not about direction from the top, but an all-inclusive approach to school improvement, delivering strong outcomes for all our young people and understanding the communities in which we operate.