Trust us to create STANDOUT schools

We want all our academies to standout as exceptional schools that celebrate diversity and commit to excellence. Schools that truly standout deliver a world class education and become the blueprint for the schools of tomorrow.

Our Values

Focus on family

 

Insist on excellence

 

Do good as you go

 

Embrace innovation

 

Seize success

 

Welcome to Victoria Academies Trust

Victoria Academies is an established multi-academy trust (MAT) in the West Midlands that consists of local schools that all share a passion for excellence, innovation and social change.

As a values-led trust, our purpose is to make all our people become the best they can be. This is our reason for being and is why we created the MAT in 2014. Everything that we do is designed to serve the needs of our young people and their communities through social change. We do this by creating ‘standout’ schools that have flipped the concept of ‘outstanding’ and re-defined excellence in a way that is purposeful, wholesome and empowering to our communities. Quite simply, we want our family of schools to become the best in the world.

Andrew Morrish

Chief Executive

Andrew Morrish

Chief Executive

Our Values

Our values drive all that we do. They will always stand the test of time and have become our north star to help us stay true to our purpose. Our five core values are inspired by Fides, the ancient Roman goddess of trust and good faith. Fides literally means ‘to trust’ (as in ‘to confide’) and is a fitting tribute to all that we stand for. If you want to learn more about Fides, let the children tell you about what it means to them in their own words.

We are proud of our local heritage and we want this to shine throughout all of our unique academies. Working as part of a regional hub, we want each of our schools to be at the heart of their local community, standing out as a beacon of excellence. In order to achieve this, we believe that as a family of schools we must free-up our academies so that they can focus solely on core business: Children, Culture and Community.

A NICER Curriculum

Although we have a clear set of values, principles and approaches to learning, every school is unique. Our bespoke NICER curriculum ensures that learning is real, immersive and purposeful with a strong focus on knowledge, skills, arts and culture, creativity, digital technology and social enterprise. Our academies will have the highest expectations of our pupils ensuring they stand out as powerful learners and future leaders.

Pathways

We want to become the employer of choice within the region. To ensure this, we invest heavily in professional learning and development (PLD) so that all our staff can become the best they can be. Our Pathways PLD entitlement programme provides staff at every level with access to an exciting menu of PLD programmes and activities as part of a universal offer.

Teacher Training

We understand that succession is key and so we actively encourage all our staff to become future leaders. This begins the moment a trainee teacher commences our year-long SCITT programme with Central England Teacher Training.

Our Academies

All of our schools are within 45 minutes driving time from Victoria Park Academy, Smethwick. Our academies serve challenging communities across a number of local authorities in the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire.

We have had a wonderful day at the lock museum! We have learnt how to assemble a lock, how people washed their clothes in Edwardian times and we made some toast on the fire! The children have been absolutely amazing!

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@NurseryBca have taken on the #EYFSSTEAMJourney challenge and are already setting up #MakerSpaces as part of their outdoor provision! Child said when showing me, “You make stuff here’. #FIDES #EmbraceInnovation. @VicTrustCPD @louisejkay

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The Reception garden is looking amazing! Can’t wait for the children to see it tomorrow! Thank you Friends of Foley Park 😊 #FIDES #EYFS #teamwork #outdoorlearning

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A NICER Curriculum

Although we have a clear set of values, principles and approaches to learning, every school is unique. Our bespoke NICER curriculum ensures that learning is real, immersive and purposeful with a strong focus on knowledge, skills, arts and culture, creativity, digital technology and social enterprise. Our academies will have the highest expectations of our pupils ensuring they stand out as powerful learners and future leaders.

Pathways

We want to become the employer of choice within the region. To ensure this, we invest heavily in professional learning and development (PLD) so that all our staff can become the best they can be. Our Pathways PLD entitlement programme provides staff at every level with access to an exciting menu of PLD programmes and activities as part of a universal offer.

Teacher Training

We understand that succession is key and so we actively encourage all our staff to become future leaders. This begins the moment a trainee teacher commences our year-long SCITT programme with Central England Teacher Training.

Our Academies

All of our schools are within 45 minutes driving time from Victoria Park Academy, Smethwick. Our academies serve challenging communities across a number of local authorities in the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire.

Join the Victoria Academies Trust Family

Our families come from every corner of the world. In several of our schools, over 40 different languages are spoken by the pupils. This is why our trust is such an exciting place to learn, both as a young person and as an adult. I would be delighted to welcome you to any of our schools to find out for yourself how we bring our values to life. We look forward to seeing you.