Joining the Trust

The Trust aims have high performing schools as part of our family.  We accept that each school will be at a different starting point in their journey of improvement and we will work collaboratively to support and challenge all schools to be better.


Our improvement approach is to develop school to school support and system leadership.


Each school will share the values and principles of The MILL and willing to uphold the ethos of the academy. We recognise the importance of each school’s strengths and how they can collaborate with the family of schools. Each school will have the opportunity to work with the Executive Team

To develop a bespoke package of school improvement.  The infrastructure of the Trust will take away the burden on schools to manage support services and allow them to focus on effective learning and teaching as well as having the opportunity to contribute to school to school support.



  • Stability in a fast changing educational landscape
  • Access to shared services and economies of scale (HR, finance, IT, site, Risk Register)
  • Free places on our OLEVI programmes (OTP, ITP, OTAP, PoC)
  • Access to Trust wide professional development opportunities
  • Access to Trust leadership development programmes
  • PR and marketing
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Trust wide NQT and RQT programmes 
  • Access to subject specialists
  • SEND expertise (bespoke packages available)
  • Quality assurance
  • Pupil Premium advice and guidance
  • Website presence
  • Support with data driven improvement and MIS
  • PR and marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Capital planning applications
  • Headteacher appraisal
  • Headteacher coaching
  • Trust wide policies
  • Academy conversion
  • Governance training and development
  • Support with compliance (website, safeguarding, policy)


A Legacy for Tomorrow’s Generation

The Trust exists to enable all schools to preserve their ethos and to achieve educational excellence for all students.


The Trust is committed to ensuring that all children, and particularly the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, make progress that is transformational. High quality professional development for teachers, support staff and school leaders, at all levels, lies at the heart of our organisation.


A Lasting Legacy

A school led system ensures schools have strong networks and a strong voice in their own future. Our school improvement model builds capacity to improve from within and develops outward facing schools that never stop trying to be better. Schools which join our Trust are able to help shape our work and benefit both from the support they receive and the opportunities for school improvement they are able to offer.


A Culture of Collaboration

Our schools have a strong commitment to each other and benefit from being part of a larger, forward thinking organisation.  We believe that individual schools and our family of schools can grow and improve through working together and can contribute to the local, national and international education agenda.