The East Midlands Academy Trust has relaunched as a standalone multi-academy trust as it seeks to build on its success.
Formerly the EMLC Academy Trust, the trust is now mature enough to separate from its charity sponsor and establish itself as an independent multi-academy trust as it looks to develop and grow.
The East Midlands Academy Trust currently has seven academies across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes – Northampton International Academy, Castle Academy, Stimpson Avenue Academy, Hardingstone Academy, all in Northampton, Prince William School in Oundle, and Shepherdswell Academy and Orchard Academy in Milton Keynes.
Joshua Coleman, chief executive of the East Midlands Academy Trust, said: “This marks an incredibly exciting development for the trust, which is passionate about developing academies and free schools as world class centres of excellence in education.
“After six successful years of partnership with our charity sponsor EMLC, we are in a strong position to establish ourselves as a standalone multi-academy trust, enabling us to grow and evolve as the East Midlands Academy Trust.
“The new trust will continue to have one focus – to provide the best education for the children in our schools.
“While very little changes in practice for our schools, we have recruited new members and trustees to our governance structure to support us in this new chapter.
“I’m very proud of the work we’ve already done to celebrate and encourage strong leadership and set high expectations for our staff and students within our seven academies, and very much look forward to building on this success in the future.”