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Join OAT

We passionately believe that every child should be given a chance to thrive whatever their background and we are determined that every pupil we serve will be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations. 

The OAT family of schools is diverse; primary, secondary, special and alternative provision. We serve many different communities with pupils from different backgrounds all with different strengths and challenges. Each school has its own culture and local identity.     

Advantages of joining

Joining OAT is like becoming a member of a supportive and collaborative family who are bound by shared values and mission. Being part of OAT means:

  • Sharing a common vision and values to support our staff and young people to achieve their goals and reach their potential
  • Access to a team of highly skilled educational practitioners who will support you across the curriculum and in key areas such as safeguarding
  • A team of experienced educational directors who will support you to lead your schools and move them forward
  • Access to high-quality continuing professional development (CPD) 
  • Opportunities for career progression within and across the trust for educational and operational staff 
  • Curriculum subject networks to share practice and resources  
  • National and regional leadership networks
  • Governor support, advice and training
  • Common business systems, processes and policies to save you time and enable your staff to focus on what matters the most 
  • Access to a highly skilled and committed central team who will work alongside you to deliver operational excellence
  • More opportunities for pupils to engage in a range of enrichment activities – locally, regionally and nationally 

To find out about the areas we operate in, please see the map on our academies page. If you want further information about OAT or to speak to someone about becoming an OAT academy, please contact