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Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust

Why Join Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust?

Why Join Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust?


We understand that joining a Multi Academy Trust can be a difficult decision for a school, and choosing the right trust is complex. Many schools considering joining a trust have questions which often include:

  • Will we lose our autonomy?

  • Does the MAT have a ‘one size fits all’ template for its schools?

  • What will happen to our Governing Body?

  • What services does the MAT provide for schools?


Our Story


Owlcotes is a Leeds based Multi-Academy Trust specialising in Primary Education. We believe that each school that joins us brings something unique and important to the trust, which benefits all other schools within the MAT. We put children at the heart of everything we do and aim to ensure that all children within the trust have access to ambitious learning opportunities and experiences not only within their own school but also in partnership with other schools in our trust. We focus on providing the highest quality of education for all our pupils so that our schools are places of excellence, meeting the needs of our diverse communities.


Our Vision


Owlcotes MAT is interested in working with like-minded schools and leaders. If you are interested in joining a MAT that provides a ‘one size fits all’ specific model, then we are the wrong option for you. At Owlcotes MAT:

  • We want schools and their leaders to hold onto their individuality, reflecting the communities they serve.

  • We want schools to develop expertise, innovate and share effective practice across the MAT.

  • We believe that the key to success is genuine collaboration and co-operation as a powerful force for school improvement.


Our Approach


At Owlcotes Multi Academy Trust we don’t approach schools or their leaders and ask them to join our trust. We firmly believe that by developing and maintaining excellent relationships with schools, operating a strong culture of collaboration and support and innovating within education we will attract schools and their leaders with the same ethos and culture. Our focus is on attracting the right partners who want to play an important role in the future development of our trust.  


Our Support Services


We have a skilled central team which provides specialist support to our schools so that schools in our MAT can focus on providing the best educational experience possible for all our children. The services we offer includes:

  • School Improvement

  • Financial Management

  • Premises and Estates Management

  • Information and Communication

  • Governance support and documentation

  • HR

  • Health & Safety advice and compliance


Find Out More


If you are interested in finding out more about Owlcotes MAT then come and meet us in person for an informal discussion. To get in touch contact:


If you would like to read more about our plans please click on our Strategic Plan.


To find out more about governance in our MAT please visit the Governance section on our website.


To learn more about the central team and the services we provide then visit the About Us page on our website.