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Understanding Ebor Academy Trust

With its headquarters in York, Ebor Academy Trust is a systems-led multi-academy trust – a family of 24 schools with a sense of responsibility for each other.

Ours is a mixed trust comprising both Community and Church schools. We have strong links with York St John University, work closely with the Diocese of York and have established many successful and innovative partnerships with like minded organisations.

We consist of small village schools, large urban schools, schools in challenging circumstances and those which have the capacity to support others. Our schools operate in geographic hubs in York, Selby, on the Yorkshire Coast and in the East Riding and The Humber.

We have also established three international education partnerships, in Madrid, Singapore and Shanghai.

We are accredited main providers of education apprenticeship programmes to schools within our trust as well as maintained schools and other multi-academy trusts.

Our values

ExcellenceWe recognise that all those who are part of Ebor, whether adult or child, will be supported to achieve excellence in all they do.

BelongingWe act as one organisation and are responsible for supporting each other to achieve the best we can.

OpportunityWe provide learning that is relevant, motivating and engaging that releases a child’s curiosity and creativity. We provide career pathways for the adults in our organisation so that everyone can achieve their aspirations and fulfil their potential.

RespectWe acknowledge and celebrate that all people are different and can play a role in the Ebor family whatever their background or learning style. We celebrate the diversity within our localities and celebrate the unique characteristics within each setting.

Our vision

Curriculum: To be an innovative trust, developing a curriculum which extends beyond the academic, enabling all staff and learners to discover and develop their interests and talents.

Outcome and impact: To be one of the top ten per cent of all MATs within the region with regards outcomes and achievement. To ensure all schools in Ebor Academy Trust maintain a Good or better inspection judgement or to achieve this outcome within three years of joining the trust.

Growth and composition of the trust: To be a regional trust with locality hubs consisting of 2,000 to 2,500 pupils. To embrace the diversity of all schools in a variety of contexts and celebrate their distinctiveness, including both church and community schools.