Our Academies passionately believe in giving young people the very best Education and the chance to progress and develop themselves through the wide opportunities we offer.

We have high expectations and  aspirations for all  students and staff within our Trust and we expect excellence throughout.

Beyond the classroom we offer many clubs, activities and opportunities to develop a range of skills, nurture existing talents and offer a chance to try new things; which not only help make new friends but benefit the mind and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Through Partnership’. We strongly believe our collaborative approach ensures staff are part of a family of academies, with the highest educational and operational expertise to ensure the very best education, support and guidance to our students across the group.

We are proud of all of our academies. We actively seek to maintain and develop both individual academy identity and characteristics. Collectively, we share and co-develop best practice for the benefit of all our academies, as part of our mission to deliver:

  • Excellence through partnership and collaboration
  • Excellent teaching and learning for all
  • Exceptional care and guidance
  •  Outstanding performance


Our Vision and Values

Our vision
We are currently a group of 3 academies, located in North West Leicestershire in the East Midlands, committed to development and improvement through strong collaboration and partnership.

We believe that all our students and pupils should be given the very best chance in life to progress and develop into further or higher education and employment, irrespective of individuals’ own circumstances.

For each of our academies our mission is to deliver:

  • Excellence through partnership and collaboration
  • Excellent teaching and learning for all
  • Exceptional care and guidance
  • Outstanding performance

Our values
Our core focus is the accomplishment and development of each individual student. We believe that this is best achieved through maintaining and developing each academy’s unique identity and individual characteristics.

We encourage diversity and recognise that high levels of success cannot be sustained by adopting a ‘one size fits all’ model. Collectively, we work together to share and co-develop best practice for the benefit of all our academies.

Strategic Development Plan (Draft)

  • To build a Multi Academy Trust with high performing educational outcomes across Coalville and North West Leicestershire that provides educational excellence, social mobility and community development, with a capacity for growth
  • To improve the educational outcomes of all schools within the MAT
  • Provide a structure to support vulnerable and underperforming schools under the leadership of our primary and secondary leads
  • To develop effective and efficient corporate support systems across the organisation providing value for money and clarity of accountability at all levels
  • To develop a common, challenging curriculum that inspires students to achieve and enhances progression through the key stages
  • To recruit, retain and support high quality educational staff, sharing of good practice between schools and develop an efficient and sustainable corporate training and performance system, which ensures capacity for improvement and succession planning, in accordance with the Strategic Development Plan priorities and which effectively tackles underperformance
  • To build an effective partnership that shares resources to improve educational outcomes of young people
  • To ensure that any schools within or joining the MAT are at least good within the period of an agreed action plan

Our students and pupils
We put our students first. We have high aspirations and expectations for all those who attend our academies. Beyond the classroom we provide opportunities to nurture existing talents, as well as opportunities to try new things, enabling our young people to develop a range of skills.

We adopt firm and consistent behaviour policies, ensuring our students learn in calm, disciplined environments. We value our students’ opinions, and engage parents and carers in creating the very best outcomes for their children.

Our staff
Our staff are part of a family of academies. Our large team of educational experts provide support and guidance, and challenge accepted professional thinking. In doing so, we empower our colleagues to enable our students and pupils to meet the highest possible standards.

We have an established framework of core principles and practice to which all our academies subscribe. Our colleagues access the very best professional development and therefore maintain high levels of quality teaching and support.

Our Partnership

The Apollo Partnership Trust (APT) was founded in November 2017.

It currently consists of two secondary academies and one primary academy.

Ofsted report can be found here
Ofsted report can be found here
Ofsted report can be found here


Each academy has a local governing body, whose governors oversee the running of the academy on behalf of the Trust. The local governing bodies have specific delegated authority as per the APT scheme of delegation. We believe that they have a critical role to play in improving the educational opportunities of our young people.



The members will have ultimate responsibility for the trust achieving its objectives. They will agree the articles of association and have power to appoint and remove the trustees.

MembersDate Appointed
Mr Andrew Pritchard1st November 2017
Mr Adrian Stephenson1st November 2017
Mr Simon Reed1st November 2017
Mr Simon Phelps1st November 2017
Paula Stenning1st November 2017

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees will be the chief decision making body for the Apollo Partnership Trust. The Board will have overall responsibility to the Department for Education (DfE) and will be accountable for: admissions, staffing, finance, premises, curriculum, well-being and safeguarding, accountability for educational results and reporting requirements to the DfE, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Ofsted. The board will also be responsible for appraisal of the CEO.

TrusteeDate AppointedTerm (4 Years)
Mrs Michala Worrell – Chair of Board1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mrs Joy Knifton – Vice Chair1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mr Roger Cairns1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mr Ray Dennis1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mr Andrew Presland1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mr Andrew Pritchard1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mrs Gill Stacey1st November 2017October 31st 2021
Mr Paul Weston1st November 2017October 31st 2021

Register of Business Interests

SurnameForenameRoleName of BusinessNature of BusinessRelationshipAppointment or AcquisitionCessation of Interest Date
WorrellMichalaChair of Board of TrusteesNone Declared
StaceyGillianTrustee – Vice ChairEducationGovernorJanuary 2017Ongoing
HR and School GovernanceDirector2013Ongoing
CairnsRogerTrusteeNone Declared
DennisRaymondTrusteeNone Declared
KniftonJoyTrusteeBroom Leys SchoolMAT Member
Local GovernorMarch 2015Ongoing
Husband GovernorNovember 2017Ongoing
PatrickJuliaChief Executive Officer & HeadteacherASCLProfessional BodyMember1/11Ongoing
Leicester Music HubMusic ServiceSecondary Head Rep1/11Ongoing
Presland AndrewTrusteeNone Declared
PritchardAndrew Trustee (& Chair of Finance & Resources Committee)Finance ServicesOwner9/2/2007Ongoing
Business ServicesOwner8/8/2015Ongoing
Non Trading Dormant CompanyOwner22/1/2015Ongoing
WestonPaulTrusteeWeston Education LTDEducation ConsultancyOwner / DirectorMarch 2015Ongoing
Triumph Multi Academy Trust
Multi Academy Trust
TrusteeSeptember 2016Ongoing
Futures Trust
Multi Academy TrustTrusteeSeptember 2016
AdamsMaxineCompany Secretary - Chief Finance & Operations DirectorESFA/DfESteering Group WG3 – Vice ChairMemberSeptember 2015Ongoing
LAGAcademy Support NetworkExecutive Chair2015Ongoing
ASCLProfessional BodyMember2002Ongoing
ISBLSBM AssociationMember2015Ongoing

APT Documents
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