Stour Vale Academy Trust

About Stour Vale AT

About Stour Vale Academy Trust

What is Stour Vale Academy Trust?

The Stour Vale Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) in which schools work together under one shared company. The essential principle for the Trust is that each school will have their own distinctive and individual identity whilst working in partnership.

The Trust will:

Provide leadership on culture and values

Ensure high performance and financial effectiveness for the schools

Ensure that school improvement is aligned with the strategic aims of the Trust

Focus on realisation of benefits for all schools in the Trust

Provide quality assurance for all activities in the schools

Promote professional learning from the partnership

Our Governance and Scheme of Delegation:

Ensures a clear decision making framework

Clarifies educational and business priorities and strategy

Provides appropriate resources to meet the challenge

Manages relationships effectively and engenders trust

Supports the Chief Executive and school leaders

Promotes ethical working

Our aims and objectives:


  • There is a culture of high expectations and dynamic relationships that enables pupils and staff to excel.

  • All pupils follow a challenging and appropriate curriculum.

  • The progress, outcomes and personal development of disadvantaged pupils is a key driver for everyone.

  • All partnerships are used to produce measurable impact on pupil outcomes.


  • Consistently high standards of teaching are in place across all learning areas and subjects leading to rapid progress of pupils.

  • Pupils with SEND have effective teaching to meet their needs and demonstrate beyond expected levels of progress.

  • Pupils’ Personal Development, Welfare and Safety

Safeguarding is effective

  • Pupil participation in all areas of the school (including school rewards) creates a culture of high achievement.

  • School attendance for all groups of learners, especially for those that nationally have lower educational outcomes, is in line with the attendance of the most advantaged pupils nationally.

Pupil Outcomes

  • All pupils make outstanding progress from their different starting points.

  • The progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils is in line with or better than national other.

  • All pupils leave school to continue their learning.

Key documents:

Master Funding Agreement - Stour Vale Academy Trust Jan 17
Signed Report Stour Vale Academy Trust Accounts
PSC Register
Articles of Association
Scheme of Delegation
Gender Pay Gap Analysis - 31.03.18
Gender Pay Gap Analysis - 31.03.19
Stour Vale Members and Directors Jan 19
Members’ Business Interests
Directors’ Business Interests and Attendance Record
Vision and Values for Stour Vale Directors
Stour Vale Health and Safety Policy
Stour Vale Data Protection Policy
Stour Vale Information Security Policy
Stour Vale Order T&Cs July 19