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Welcome To

The Societas Trust

Great Learning Opportunities For All

A Welcome From

Our Chair Person

The Societas Trust is a successful partnership between ten schools in North Staffordshire. We share a belief that the needs of children are best met when schools collaborate and cooperate and are able to maintain close links with the communities they serve. Whilst it is crucial for us to support the development of the unique identity of each school in the partnership, we also believe that by developing and promoting innovative and creative approaches to learning and teaching across the trust, we will ensure that our children have the very best opportunities to excel academically and develop socially. We believe that children learn best and thrive in environments that promote and foster self-belief, the love of learning and high expectations of themselves and others. I would like to extend my very best wishes to all the pupils, teachers, governors and parents/carers across The Societas Trust for their future success. The video below captures thoughts from our staff on what it means to be part of the Trust - please enjoy!

Carol Dudson

What Makes Us Special


The Societas Trust is committed to developing mutually beneficial, local partnerships with individual settings and other Multi Academy Trusts. Effective collaboration can create purposeful and impactful partnerships that lead to improvements in children’s outcomes and effective use of resources. We believe that meaningful collaboration can have a valuable impact upon our trust's self-improving school system.

What Makes Us Special


Our settings deliver Philosophy for Children (P4C) to children in all year groups. P4C is where a group of people (or Community of Enquiry) are wondering and thinking together about questions and ideas that seem important to them, so that they can develop their understanding of the world, of each other and of themselves. Ofsted noted the success of this approach in recent inspections.

What Makes Us Special

Moral Leadership

Prior to forming the Trust, our partnership working had evolved over a number of years. The formation of Societas in 2015 was therefore a natural progression, supported by the appropriate political climate, to create a Trust of like-minded settings. This model has helped us to maintain our self-sustaining, school improvement work.

What Makes Us Special


Whilst our shared values underpin the ethos and culture across the Trust, each setting is also valued as an individual entity with its own unique identity. So, at Societas, all settings work collaboratively, not competitively; each setting retains its own senior leadership team and business manager; and each setting retains its own local governing board.


10 Settings
501 Staff
2989 Pupils

Our Trust In Numbers

The Trust currently comprises 7 primary academies and 3 associate member settings in North Staffordshire.

Meet the Family

Our Settings

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