Joining OAT

We are proud to be one of the largest national groups of schools in England. Our schools work in regional clusters to provide support and learn from each other.

We will consider taking on new schools that approach us where this aligns with our values and is in accord with our strategic direction.

When taking on new schools we are mindful of:

  • the balance of primary secondary and special schools within the Trust
  • having a wide profile of schools
  • the role that geography plays in how we work together

If you are a school leader who would like a discussion with OAT about our values and strategy and whether your future might sit with us, please contact our Academy Development Manager, Julia Hayes at julia.hayes@ormistonacademies.co.uk.

An initial conversation does not imply any future relationship on either side.

We also support and work with a range of schools who are not currently part of the Trust, as associate members for example. This provides opportunities to collaborate and share without taking the full step towards joining.