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The Small Schools Multi Academy Trust was formed in 2015 to support small schools working in rural communities provide the very best education possible for those communities.
To deliver the highest quality learning for pupils in an environment that values the friendliness and familiarity that small numbers allow;
To ensure that a rural community has a future, and can thrive, if quality education is at its heart;
To extend learning beyond the confines of the school into the community and beyond.
Our values are threefold:-
That every child is a child of God irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion, ability or family background and as such is unique and to be nurtured and be brought to full potential;
That the ethos that underpins our attitudes and behaviours is that we will love our neighbours as ourselves;
That learning and being taught well in a caring community makes us better and stronger people.
We currently lead three schools and anticipate that other schools will join us in our journey in the not too distant future.
We are accountable to our Board of Directors and Trust Members and the parent and community voice are heard through the local Advisory Group.
Our experience of collaborative and joint leadership goes back to federated governance in 2007 in two of the schools. Collaboration makes us strong.
The St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is situated in the village of Colton, close to the neighbouring town of Rugeley. Children from the age of 4-11 who live in Colton or the surrounding area attend the school.read more
The Richard Crosse Church of England Primary School, in the village of Kings Bromley, is the largest school in the Trust. The school is registered to teach children from 3-11 years of age.read more
The Howard Primary School opened in 1856 to serve the village of Elford. Children aged 4- 11 from the village and the nearby town of Tamworth attend.read more