City Learning Trust

Our Schools & Academies

A multi-academy trust with a mission to create a world-class education system.

Our schools & academies

Haywood Academy
City College
Mill Hill Primary Academy
Smallthorne Primary School
Trentham Academy

A mission to create a world-class education system

Children reading books in the playground

The City Learning Trust aims to provide students with the skills and qualifications they need to have a successful future.

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Discover the benefits of joining our family of schools and academies

Our executive leadership team supports academies to share best practice and improve outcomes.

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By working closely with our schools and academies we create an environment where progression can flourish.

  • The staff here are excited about the extensive opportunities for collaborative working, sharing of teaching and learning expertise and resources and partnership development work, all of which will provide excellent learning opportunities for the children of our city.

    Sharon Bates

    Headteacher, Mill Hill Primary School

  • The City Learning Trust is set to break new ground by putting lifelong education at the heart of how we adapt locally to a changing world. Its vision, ambition and commitment to pupils will drive its success.

    Joan Walley

    Former Stoke-on-Trent North MP

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Join the CLT

Membership to the City Learning Trust means that an education improvement team will support your academy and work to help deliver against targets, sharing strategies and best practice from national and international schools.

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Become an Academy…

We believe that there are clear benefits in joining our family of schools and academies. By working in partnership we create synergy of outcomes by sharing strategies and resources, and focus on best practice research and implantation from around the world.

The first step to becoming an Academy

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