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Welcome to the Learning Academies Trust.


We are an 18 school primary Multi Academy Trust based in the heart of Plymouth. We believe passionately in the power of education to transform our children’s life chances and we have a wonderful team who strive tirelessly towards meeting this goal.

Our 900+ fantastic staff currently educate just under 5500 Plymouth children in our 18 primary schools and 12 nursery settings. More details on each of our individual schools can be found via the school links on our website.


Back in late 2016, the LAT grew out of an original ’outstanding’ school, working alongside and supporting a neighbouring primary and that school to school collaborative culture continues to underpin everything we do to this day. Between 2016 and 2023 the LAT grew organically, starting with 3 schools, the Trust moved to 6 schools, then to 9 schools, with the more recent additions bringing us to the 18 school MAT it is today. It’s hard to find a LAT staffroom now that doesn’t have a least one member of staff who has previously worked in another LAT school or across the whole MAT. Genuine collaborative working and resource sharing is absolutely central to the LAT.


School improvement lies at the heart of the LAT vision. With a mixture of official Ofsted gradings across our schools – from Outstanding to Requires Improvement – we are committed to providing each child in the Trust with the best educational experiences. Our drive for improvement is evidenced through our strong collaborative practice and firm relationships across our schools. If we were inspected tomorrow, we would definitely hope to have every one our 5500 children being educated in a school officially rated as ‘good’ or better by Ofsted.


We are also absolutely delighted to announce that the newly renamed Plymouth Teachers and Schools Alliance (PTSA) is now officially and formally part of the Learning Academies Trust. This National Teaching School Alliance which was jointly led by one of our founding schools, Prince Rock, is a LAT school and with one of our Executive Heads, Ciara Moran jointly leading it, PTSA is set to significantly add to our already impressive LAT school improvement capacity over the coming years.

The current 18 schools are; Elburton, Ford, High View, Hooe, Hyde Park Infants, Hyde Park Juniors, Knowle, Mayflower, Mount Wise, Mount Street, Plaistow Hill, Pomphlett, Prince Rock, Salisbury Road, Shakespeare, Victoria Road, Widewell and Woodfield.


For more information including all statutory information please go to 

Please click here for the Learning Academies Trust website which includes all statutory information.

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