Our Vision

Great academies at the heart of our communities

Our Commitment

Learning together, making the difference

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Welcome to Focus-Trust

Helen Rowland, Chief Executive

Welcome to the website of Focus-Trust, a charitable multi-academy trust established in 2012. We are based in the North West of England and are dedicated to working with our 15 primary academies. It is the core purpose of Focus-Trust to continually strive to be a learning organisation, where the learning of all children and adults is valued and promoted.

We passionately believe equality of opportunity starts with education; irrespective of where you were born or where you live, a high quality education in one of our great academies will make a fundamental difference to all our children’s lives, career prospects and social mobility.

The Focus-Trust team is committed to providing high quality pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.  We aim to provide inclusive and inspirational environments where our children thrive and build the social and ‘cultural capital’ they need to make aspirational choices about their future, overcoming barriers.

We have a thriving partnership of 11 converter and 4 sponsored academies who are driven to do the best for our children.  As a team we believe in ‘Collective efficacy’ and have a shared commitment to work together on the things that matter to improve outcomes for all.

We are proud to have a great team of people working in our academies who always put children at the heart of our practice.  We are committed to providing excellent professional development opportunities for all our staff and always aim to be an employer of choice.

The information on this site will give you an indication of our values and approach and illustrate examples of how we make our commitment a reality: ‘Learning together, making the difference’ and realise our vision of ‘Great academies at the heart of our communities’.

Helen Rowland, Chief Executive


Helen Rowland, Chief Executive

Latest News

Wilsden Primary School receives certification for online safety

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Rudheath Primary Academy awarded IQM Accreditation

Rudheath Primary Academy in Northwich, Cheshire has been awarded Inclusion Quality Mark Flagship Status for its efforts to include both parents and pupils as leaders in education and to inform...

Focus-Trust STEM Day

On Friday 28th June 2019, approximately 450 pupils and 30 staff members across the Trust attended our first STEM Day at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester. Dr Martin Simmons, Lecturer...

Crazy Hair Day raises over £2300

We are delighted and proud to announce that the Crazy Hair Day raised over £2300; a fantastic amount. The charities chosen by our Pupil Parliament, Shelter, Diabetes UK and Nepal...

Lyndhurst Teacher Honoured in National Celebration of Teaching

We are so very proud to announce that Collette Donnelly from Lyndhurst Primary School, Oldham has received a Silver Award and been shortlisted in the UK’s ‘Oscars for Teachers’ Collette...

Dare to Wear Crazy Hair – for Charity

On Monday 17th June 2019, pupils from our 15 primary academies took part in a fun-filled charity day that involved styling their most wacky and wonderful hairstyles to raise money...

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Our Academies

Birstall Primary Academy
Boothroyd Primary Academy
Coppice Primary Academy
Deeplish Primary Academy
Fieldhead Primary Academy
Freehold Community Primary Academy
Lyndhurst Primary School
Manor Green Primary Academy
Old Trafford Community Academy
Roundthorn Primary Academy
Rudheath Primary Academy
Shibden Head Primary Academy
Thornhill Junior & Infant School
Thornton Primary School
Wilsden Primary School