SCHOOLS ARE UNITED WITH A SHARED COMMON PURPOSE TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPROVE OUTCOMES TO SHAPE THEIR STUDENTS’ FUTURES
Students across The Mercian Trust seek life to the full, in pursuit of what is good, right and true.
The Mercian Trust is an academy trust of nine secondary schools across the Black Country. Six of our schools are based in Walsall; Aldridge School, Shire Oak Academy, Queen Mary’s High School, Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall Studio School & Sixth, and The Ladder School.
Our schools are all different but are united as a Trust with a shared common purpose to increase opportunities and improve outcomes – to shape our students’ futures far beyond the excellent examination results they achieve in Years 11 and 13. The uniqueness of each school is as important as the uniqueness of each student in our schools.
We cherish the distinctiveness of each of our schools and our Trust is the custodian of the school’s heritage and culture.
Staff and students in our schools benefit from being part of our Trust through the sharing of ideas and expertise with each other. Our schools are protected and supported through effective governance, people development, and strong financial and operational management – each provided by our Trust. Being part of The Mercian Trust helps teachers and school leaders spend more of their time focused on the one thing that counts the most – the first-class education of all children in their school.
The name of our Trust is significant. In the 7th century it was in the Kingdom of Mercia, in what is now the West Midlands, that St Chad established learning communities which fostered a sense of common purpose with bonds of kinship. Today, we adopt the same spirit in our approach to relationships within our Trust.
Our mantra is ‘life to the full, in pursuit of what is good, right and true.’ When children join a Mercian Trust school, they are joining a community. A community which will develop, challenge, and nurture them towards a successful, fulfilling future.