Our school family
Our school family
Archbishop Sentamu Academy
Aspire Academy
Barlby High School
Burton Green Primary School
Compass Academy
Forest of Galtres Primary School
George Pindar School
Graham School
Manor CE Academy
Newland St John’s CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary School
Skelton Primary School
St James’ CE Academy
Vale of York Academy

About us

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust for both primary and secondary schools.

Hope Sentamu Learning Trust came into being on 1 September 2021, following the merger of Hope Learning Trust York and Sentamu Academy Learning Trust. Each of the predecessor Trusts had been named after an Archbishop of York – Baron David Hope and Lord John Sentamu respectively.


Our Vision

Our vision is really very simple. We aspire to provide a place where children and young people can thrive. The aspirations for our existing academies and those joining us are to establish environments where young people thrive. We want our schools to be places where children and young people thrive as active learners; compassionate, kind and creative individuals; caring and engaged citizens; and spiritual beings. We aim to grow together, to serve one another and nurture our children and young people.

In a world of turmoil we offer schools the opportunity to concentrate on teaching and learning, providing you with peace of mind as we look after everything else. Hope Sentamu Learning Trust presents opportunities and expectations that promote success.

As a Trust, we want every young person to experience great teaching, so we place the highest value on developing colleagues at all levels. 


What we’re trying to achieve

By working together we can ensure:

  • all children and young people have a school in which to thrive as learners, as individuals, as citizens and as spiritual beings
  • all staff and all governors are nurtured
  • all children develop spiritually as well as academically
  • no school is left behind regardless of its context and challenges, whether these are around size, rurality or levels of deprivation
  • that all governance is highly effective in supporting and challenging the local schools
  • a better use of resources by collectively sharing central services
  • a provision of effective teachers and support staff, sometimes working across schools in new and imaginative ways
  • access to training, support and external validation from a team of highly experienced educational consultants who will also support, question and challenge
  • a link to a Teaching School to train the next generation of teachers and to support and develop others
  • access to national resources such as capital grants through the EFA and other funding only being made available to MATs


Joining the Trust

Joining the Trust If your philosophy, ambitions and vision are in line with ours please contact us to find out more.

The future is full of exciting opportunities for the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust. We are keen to talk to school leaders who share our vision.

We are seeking partners who strive to generate a culture of excellence by being innovative and collaborative; schools that are or want to be high performing organisations – relentless in providing the very best education and nurturing environments for their students. Your school is unique and as a Hope Sentamu Learning Trust academy, you will retain this distinctive identity.

Education is at a crossroads. Joining us could provide you with security, by helping shape a brighter and promising future for your school, families and local community. We provide a respectful and professional team that can work with you to inspire greatness.

If you feel your philosophy and values are in line with ours, then let’s continue the conversation. Together we can embark on a unique and exciting journey.

Contact us to find out more.


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