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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

Coppice Primary Academy Ofsted Inspection

On 1st May 2019 Ofsted carried out a short inspection at Coppice Primary Academy, Oldham. This was the first inspection since they were judged Good in April 2015 and we...

Helen Rowland, CEO of Focus-Trust, completes Manchester Marathon in aid of Diabetes UK

Congratulations to our CEO, Helen Rowland, who completed her first, and only she says, marathon. After completing previous 10k and half marathons, Helen decided to go for the big one...

Rudheath Primary Academy Ofsted one day inspection

On the 6th March 2019, Rudheath Primary Academy in Northwich, Cheshire, had a one day Ofsted visit.  This was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged...

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  

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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