About Our MAT

‘Together in Achievement’

The Aspire MAT was founded in February 2014 with two academies:

  • East Bridgford St. Peters C of E Academy
  • Archbishop Cranmer C of E Academy (Aslockton)

It expanded to five academies in 2017 to include:

  • Gunthorpe C of E Primary School
  • Kirkby Woodhouse Primary School
  • Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School (Calverton)

St Peter’s visiting the Flintham Ploughing Match

The Aspire Multi-Academy Trust offers a distinctive model for primary schools wanting to be part of a progressive and innovative MAT with an exciting and expanding future. The main features on offer include:

  • A MAT focussed on primary schools
  • A partnership of equals, sharing a common vision and Christian ethos, and sharing the responsibility for driving the development of the MAT.
  • A MAT that demands the best educational and overall learning experience for the children in its academies, which are held to account to achieve a ‘beyond expectation’ outcome.
  • A leadership team led by an experienced Chief Executive Officer.

A CEO who is highly skilled in and provides :

  • School improvement.
  • Assessing educational and attainment standards.
  • Staff, team and school leadership and development.
  • Strategic planning.

A Finance & Business Manager who provides:

  • Strategic finance and business planning support to the CEO and MAT Board.
  • A value-for-money procurement programme for purchasing centralised services to all academies.
  • Accountability for the financial resources of the MAT and its academies.
  • An oversight of financial management and budget setting/control at academy level.
  • Support and guidance for academy-based business and finance managers.

A highly experienced MAT Board whose members’ professional skills and knowledge cover all aspects of current education, business, employment and legal requirements of a successful and expanding MAT.

A vision for MAT expansion which provides a unique model and opportunity for progressive and ambitious schools wishing to become an academy.

Wear a Hat Day at St Peter’s