Welcome to Academy Transformation Trust (ATT)

Our cross-phase group of academies was founded in 2011 and, since that time, we have grown to our current family of 21 academies (primary, secondary, post-16 and FE) operating across 10 English local authority areas.

Welcome from  our CEO

At ATT our mission is to transform life chances by achieving the highest possible standards and preparing all our students to lead successful lives.  Most of our academies are in areas where high levels of social disadvantage have too often adversely affected young lives.

Who are we?  We are a not-for-profit charitable trust of 22 schools including primary, secondary, special, and further education.  We have a multi-regional reach, from Staffordshire down to Essex and from the West Midlands across to East Anglia.

The bedrock of our model is our success in school improvement, led by our Education Directorate.  We have just celebrated our fifteenth consecutive Ofsted inspection at Good or Outstanding, half of which were from Requires Improvement or Special Measures.

Our diversity is a real strength of our model, with common alignment balanced by the autonomy and agency to innovate. Our ATT Institute hosts forty trust-wide subject, leadership and specialist Communities of Practice.  These are the main drivers of our school improvement, and provide role-specific opportunities for deep and purposeful collaboration between colleagues at all levels and across all our settings.

Often in collaboration with Ambition Institute, our Institute also delivers talent development from early career through to senior and system leadership, both within our own trust and on behalf of over fifty external partners.

Our academies are supported by a range of efficient and effective but low-cost central services in everything from finance, HR, Health & Safety, I.T., website, legal and estates, to SEND and safeguarding.  Such centralisation ensures financial stability and compliance with all statutory and regulatory obligations.  Even more importantly, it frees up leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on developing and nurturing our children and their learning.

We have big ambitions for our students and our staff.  Whether as a young person, as a parent or as a professional, you are very welcome at the Academy Transformation Trust.

We are also a growing organisation, and are actively seeking like-minded schools or small trusts to join  our established, collaborative community.  We have an strong track record in stabilising and improving vulnerable schools, and in offering those in a stronger position opportunities to contribute to wider system improvement.

Building Culture Together: The ATT Way

Our ATT Ways help us achieve our mission of aligned autonomy, sharing best practice and building a collaborative culture across our Trust. Find out more in the videos below.

Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) to affirm our commitment to the armed forces community.  The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect in their communities.

We are pleased to confirm that our organisation has received the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in recognition of our intent to support and advocate our armed forces personnel.  The ERS distinguishes commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel.  The scheme bestows Bronze, Silver and Gold to employers supporting the wider armed forces community and their families.  ATT is now striving to achieve our Gold ERS.

We are honoured that our family of 22 academies have all also committed pledges to advocate their support to the Armed Forces community, and to the principles of the Covenant, with each individual academy also being awarded their individual Silver ERS too.  Our vision is to ensure that all children and young people, regardless of their background, fulfil their educational potential and maximise their life chances.  As a charitable organisation, we epitomise working inclusively within our communities, embracing the varied localities we serve, and are committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting our Armed Forces community.


Click here to see ATT Armed Forces Covenant.

For further information about the Armed Forces Covenant and how you can show your support please visit www.wmrfca.org

2019 saw record results in all phases of our work.

Our primary academies improved, many very substantially, in all key performance measures from Early Years through to Key Stage 2.

Our secondary academies improved, some, again, very substantially, in most Key Stage 4 measures. As a result, our position in the DfE national multi academy trust league tables for the Progress 8 measure improved significantly.

Our Post-16 students continued to perform very well in Advanced Levels, Applied General and BTEC Level 3 qualifications.

Our (unique in any English trust) FE commercial arm again delivered very strong performance in both its post-16 and adult qualifications offer.

ATT academies are increasingly popular with families and we are seeing growing, and record, pupil admission numbers as we meet the increasing demand from parents.

How do we do it?

We achieve all that we do because of the sheer professionalism, talent and determination evident in all of our people: teachers, support staff, leaders, governors and trustees. Our ATT Institute (ATTI) launched officially in September 2020; it embodies our commitment to the very best training and development for all who work with us.

Thank you for visiting our website. Whether you are a parent, learner, potential trustee or governor or colleague interested in joining us, you are warmly invited to contact us. Come and see us at work #TransformingLives!