About Us


The MILL Academy was established in October 2015. We are a growing multi-academy trust and we are committed to ‘transforming lives through inspirational education’. We are a non-profit making charitable company limited by guarantee, based in Witney, Oxfordshire.


The MILL Academy Values






Distinctive Features of The MILL

  • Learning and teaching at the centre of all we do
  • Forward thinking organisation
  • Commitment to ‘upstreaming’
  • OLEVI CPD programmes for teachers and support staff at different points in their careers
  • Headteacher development
  • Coaching package for all Headteachers
  • Governor training and support
  • Leadership programmes and development across the group
  • Commitment to collaboration
  • Substantial investment in cross Trust initiatives to improve learning and teaching
  • Integration of primary and secondary approaches
  • Excellent central services for finance, IT, facilities, HR and business functions


Purpose of the Trust

The purpose of The Trust is to improve outcomes for young people by enabling the sharing of effective practice and increasing school improvement activities through efficient utilization of economies of scale.


The behaviours we expect to see:

  • We encourage strong and capable leaders
  • We enable colleagues to excel to provide outstanding education
  • We build trust and respect across our schools


As a Trust, the way we wish to grow is to develop:

  • Long term relationships in which there is an opportunity for continuous improvement


The principles by which we will manage the organisation:

  • Openness to build trust, be transparent, sharpen accountability and drive improvement
  • Operate a simple efficient low cost organisation
  • Operate an effective and strong governance framework
  • Tight control of our resources to achieve economies, efficiencies and effectiveness across our operations