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

🤩 We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into school tomorrow and those children who are joining us for the first time on Tuesday 5th September. Please remember to bring a named refillable water bottle with you ♻️ (KS1/KS2), named suncream and your named P.E. Kit.

With temperatures forecast like this for all of next week 😊, please don’t forget your named water bottle (KS1/KS2), named suncream and named PE kit when you come back to school on Tuesday 5th September. 🌞 #safeinthesun

🥰 We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday 5th September. Please don’t forget to bring your named water bottle (KS1/KS2), named suncream (we know we are being optimistic!🤞🌞) and named PE Kit. #backtoschool #lifetimelearning

Our Heroes 💕
Although they didn’t win the World Cup, the Lionesses won our hearts long ago. To them we say thank you.
Their resilience, camaraderie, drive and compassion has been an inspiration to millions, has united a nation and made us immensely proud.

Good luck today Lionesses, we are rooting for you. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England play Spain in the Women’s World Cup final as the Lionesses play their first World Cup final, men’s or women’s, in 57 years. #yougotthis #togetherwecan #ladiesfootball

They've done it!!

The Lionesses are through to their first Women's World Cup final after beating co-hosts Australia 👏👏👏 Well done England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 We will be rooting for you on Sunday #ladiesfootball #England #Lionesses

🏆🥇We are so proud to become the first school in Plymouth to received the Platinum Arts Mark Award. Thank you @take_a_part_plymouth for working with us on numerous projects over the years and future projects #arts #learningforlife #creativity #passion #leteverychildslightshine

This is a really fantastic opportunity to genuinely influence our wonderful growing trust. Take a look!!!

Here are some ideas for having fun in the holidays #summerholidays #MakingMemories

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