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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 our 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

Boothroyd Primary Academy Ofsted Report

On the 22nd and 23rd January 2019, Boothroyd Primary Academy had a two day Ofsted inspection.  We are delighted they have been judged GOOD overall with OUTSTANDING for Early Years...

Birstall Primary Academy judged GOOD by Ofsted

Following a two day Ofsted inspection on the 23rd and 24th October 2018 at Birstall Primary Academy, West Yorkshire, we are delighted they have been judged GOOD in all areas. ...

Shadow Education Security visit to Wilsden Primary School, Bradford

Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary, visited our Wilsden Primary School in Bradford and met with Reception and Year 5 pupils.  Read the full article here  

Congratulation to Freehold Community Primary Academy following their recent Ofsted Inspection

On 25-26 September, our Freehold Community Primary Academy, Chadderton, Oldham had a two-day Ofsted inspection by two HMIs and an Ofsted Inspector. Congratulations to all the Freehold Team and thank...

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...

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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