Together we Exceed

Join Exceed Academies Trust

School improvement is strongest when schools work together. We bring together a sense of collaboration and constructive challenge, and summon concrete, positive change, when we work together. The multi-academy trust (MAT) structure, we believe, involves a much deeper, long-term commitment to schools, children and communities that are struggling or face challenges and will help us to keep improving our successful schools. This is driven by a moral purpose and a desire to enable social mobility. It is built on an honest, challenging and open culture, partnership working and shared determination for success in every school. We back our headteachers as they are best placed to make decisions about their schools. We back headteachers to know what is right for their schools, their staff and their pupils. You can find out more about our principles and practice in a summary of our School Improvement Strategy.

Exceed Academies Trust welcomes new schools to our family. Whether your school is seeking to convert to become an academy to join a strong partnership of schools or seeking sponsorship from a Trust with a strong moral purpose, we’d welcome the opportunity to talk with school leaders and governors and tell you about what we can offer.

To arrange an informal initial conversation with us, contact our CEO, Duncan Jacques:

We’re a Trust that likes to listen. If you’re a Headteacher interested in our School Improvement Strategy and interested in helping us to shape it, join us on Wednesday 12th June 2019, 12:30-14:30 at our Head Office. If you’d like to attend, contact Paul Butler via email ( 

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Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

“We believe that successful schools develop their own identity and individuality and are best placed to meet their own community’s needs.”