About us

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

We are an 9 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 500 fantastic staff currently educate just under 3000 Plymouth children in our 9 primary schools and 6 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 2018 the LAT grew organically, starting with 3 schools, the Trust then moved to 6 schools with the more recent additions bringing us to the 9 school MAT it is today. It’s hard to find a LAT staffroom now that doesn’t have a least one member of staff who has previously worked in another LAT school or across the whole MAT. Genuine collaborative working and resource sharing is absolutely central to the LAT.

School improvement lies at the heart of the LAT vision. With a mixture of official Ofsted gradings across our schools – from Outstanding to Requires Improvement – we are committed to providing each child in the Trust with the best educational experiences. Our drive for improvement is evidenced through our strong collaborative practice and firm relationships across our schools. If we were inspected tomorrow, we would definitely hope to have every one our 3000 children being educated in a school officially rated as ‘good’ or better by Ofsted.

We are also absolutely delighted to announce that the newly renamed Plymouth Teachers and Schools Alliance (PTSA) is now officially and formally part of the Learning Academies Trust. This National Teaching School Alliance which was jointly led by one of our founding schools, Prince Rock, is now a ‘ninth’ LAT school and with one of our Executive Heads, Ciara Moran jointly leading it, PTSA is set to significantly add to our already impressive LAT school improvement capacity over the coming years.

I hope you enjoy looking through the pages of this website, but for up to date news on our 9 school’s activities, you can follow me on twitter @learningatceo, or if you’d like to get in touch directly, please email me at simon.spry@learningat.uk.

Simon Spry – NLE and Chief Executive Officer