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

Feeling very privileged to have spent the last few days in some of New York City’s most inspirational ‘charter’ schools. Not only has this been an incredibly positive experience, it has also reinforced the importance of the vital work we do so well in the LAT each and every day.

🌼 Happy Easter Sunday, we hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. 🐣

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Our Year 5/6 indoor rowing team had a fabulous time at Plymouth Life Centre this afternoon. They showed great team spirit and supported each other brilliantly. They gave it their all and there were certainly some ‘wobbly legs’ on the way home! Great effort!

Our FS2 & KS1 military children thoroughly enjoyed their treat this afternoon going to @theatreroyalplymouth to watch The Three Little Pigs 🐷 Thank you so much @futurefittraining @mkc.heroes

If anyone has any more litter pickers available, we would be grateful for them for our community litter pick campaign. @Plymouth_Live @plymouthcc @CleanOurPatch @GlbRecyclingDay @recycle_now

♻️Jacob was so inspired by our Eco Warriors Global Recycling Day assembly, he borrowed some of our community litter pickers and did his own litter litter pick.. Well done Jacob🤩 We’ll have a lovely clean community in no time. #togetherwecan @plymouthcitycouncil @CleanOurPatch