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Learning together, making the difference

Learn about our commitment to make the difference

Celebrating 5 Years of Focus-Trust

From March 2013 we have grown from 3 to 15 Academies

Welcome to Focus-Trust

Helen Rowland, Chief ExecutiveWelcome 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.

We have a thriving partnership of 11 converter and 4 sponsored academies who are driven to do the best for their children.  All our academies are committed to providing high quality pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.

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 ‘Fifteen great academies at the heart of our communities’.


Helen Rowland,  Chief Executive

Latest News

Fieldhead Primary Academy are ‘Good’

We are so proud of everyone at Fieldhead Primary Academy, West Yorkshire, for their fantastic team effort which has resulted in them being a ‘Good School’ following their Ofsted inspection...

Initial Teacher Training available with Focus-Trust

Do you have the potential to be a brilliant teacher and to help children in your area to realise their ambitions?  If so, then this could be for you. Read more...

HMI praise the progress at Fieldhead Primary Academy

HMI Kate Rowley made her fourth monitoring visit to Fieldhead on 20th and 21st March. Please read the full report here Congratulations to Principal, Victoria Saville, her staff team, children,...

Focus Family Newsletter

We are very proud of all that goes on across our Trust and wanted to share some of this good news more widely with our pupils and families.  Each term, our...

Roundthorn Primary Academy Educators

Read about our Roundthorn Primary Academy in an article produced by local news, the Oldham Chronicle.  It outlines the commitment of staff to continue to improve, keep pace with changes...

Focus-Trust celebrates 5th Birthday !

Focus-Trust was incorporated in May 2012 and it was on 1st March 2013 that Birstall, Fieldhead and Shibden Head became our first three academies. Since then the Trust has steadily...

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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