Welcome toLearning

Welcome to the Learning Academies Trust and thank you for taking a look at our website.

We are an 18 school primary Multi Academy Trust based in the heart of Plymouth. We believe passionately in the power of education to transform our children’s life chances and we have a wonderful team who strive tirelessly towards meeting this goal.

Our 900+ fantastic staff currently educate just under 5500 Plymouth children in our 18 primary schools and 12 nursery settings. More details on each of our individual schools can be found via the school links on our website.

Back in late 2016, the LAT grew out of an original ’outstanding’ school, working alongside and supporting a neighbouring primary and that school to school collaborative culture continues to underpin everything we do to this day. Between 2016 and 2023 the LAT grew organically, starting with 3 schools, the Trust moved t…


We believe that every child in our Trust deserves an outstanding education, whatever their starting point or background.


We believe that every school in our Trust is unique and should serve the needs of its own local community.


We believe that the individual schools in our Trust will work most effectively when they work together.

Horizon and Learning Academies Trust


We are delighted to be able to inform you that we have just received confirmation that the nine Horizon MAT schools have officially joined the Learning Academies Trust.  A huge welcome to Elburton, Ford, Hooe, Hyde Park Infants, Hyde Park Juniors, Plaistow Hill, Pomphlett, Victoria Road and Widewell schools.

It has taken us a while to get to this stage, but this is really fantastic news for our staff, our children and the communities we serve within the City of Plymouth.

Thank you for all of your help and support in getting us to this point.

‘Believe you can. Together we will.’

Simon Spry

Latest News

Very proud of ⁦@CiaraEMoran⁩ from ⁦@learningatuk⁩ and ⁦@SalisburyRdPrim⁩ speaking about MAT growth at a national education conference ⁦⁦@MATPartNet⁩ this morning. Believe you can. Together we will.’

This week, our yr 5 team competed in a tag rugby tournament in Elburton. They maintained vigilance, despite the wind & rain, making an example of their skills and teamwork with fantastic effort, showing the other schools just how good they are at tag rugby! Well done 🏉

Alfie has done a great job for our local community. In just under 3 weeks he has collected over 30 bags of rubbish! What a fantastic role model and eco warrior. Well done Alfie. Your actions ARE making a difference. ♻️#cleanourpatch #keepbritaintidy @plymouthcitycouncil

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Are there any local #Plymouth companies, who could sponsor our school for in-person author visits? We would love to have more amazing writers in to our lovely school, but budgets are very limited. #readingforpleasure #reading #readingcommunity

Great photo of Mount Wise Community Primary School and the Devonport Towers

Tomorrow starts the SATs week for our year 6. We just want you to know that you are all AMAZING and we are very proud of you. You’ve got this! 😊