About us

We are an emerging Multi Academy Trust (MAT), currently working in the alternative provision sector, with a desire to build a community of converting and sponsor primary and special school academies that thrives and succeeds on behalf of its children and stakeholders.

Our desire is to maintain the identity and autonomy of schools that join the Parallel Learning Trust, whilst supporting each school's search for excellence. We support our academy provisions to ensure that learners’ life chances are enhanced. We have a proven system-led model that we can replicate within any school to share our success and improve outcomes for pupils.

Our education charter is to work with communities and partners to:

  •    Raise standards and improve learner outcomes
  •    Providing wrap around care and support, through multi-agency working
  •    Place the Academy at the heart of their community
  •    Provide a supportive infrastructure for all Academy provisions
  •    Enable our Academies to focus primarily on Teaching and Learning
  •    Enable staff to facilitate outstanding learning and learners
  •    Value our staff as lifelong learners and provide support and encouragement to develop


Why are we specialising in Primary, Special and Alternative Provision Schools?

We believe there is a urgent need to inject choice into the present converter and sponsor academy arrangements for Primary, Special and AP school settings with a sponsor partner that understand and focuses exclusively on the unique role each sector has in improving the life chances of all children.

We demand high performance from all our academy schools but we recognise that each school’s individual journey to success will differ based on its context. Wherever possible we encourage diversity of approach and allow governing bodies the freedom to manage in the best interests of their communities.

  •    We expect all our schools to actively support each other and to share emergent and best practice for everyone’s benefit
  •    We want each of our schools to assert and celebrate its distinctive identity within this community of academies
  •    We are a registered charity, reinvesting any surpluses in our network of academies to create further benefits for all of our children

Together with our strategic partners we offer a range of core services to our schools, which include: school improvement, professional development, finance, HR and payroll, legal, catering, IT and MIS support, facilities and academy estates management.


More information on joining the Parallel Learning Trust

Please see the details on how to join our thriving family of schools via the converter or sponsored academy route and contact us to discuss your needs.