Windsor Visit

A group of secondary students from two multi-academy trusts, City Learning Trust and Oasis, came together to discuss their experience of school and to debate how they would shape the future of education, at a special consultation held within the prestigious surroundings of St George’s House in Windsor Castle. Click here to read more

TES Schools Awards 2022

Trentham Academy have been shortlisted by TES for the Secondary School of the Year. To even be shortlisted from a national field is an exceptional achievement for the team at Trentham and is a wonderful way to celebrate their progress so far.  They will be attending the ceremony in full force! Link to TES press […]


Teachers in Stoke are being offered 100 hours of on-the-job training every year in a drive to turn the Staffordshire city into Singapore-on-Trent. Click link below to read more…

Neil Dawson, MBE

Congratulations to long serving Trustee and Local Governing Committee member, Neil Dawson who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2021 Birthday Honours List for services to the voluntary sector in Stoke-on-Trent.  What a wonderful way for Neil to be recognised for his tireless and committed work over the years.

Publication Prowess

Nathan Legg, the Trust Director of Inclusion has been recently published in the International journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education where he shares an in-depth study on SEND provision within an English Multi-Academy Trust.  The study covered his experience of leading SEND provision across the City Learning Trust and the lengths that we […]

Student Celebration Spotlight

Trentham Academy student, Grace Gething Murfin participated in the recent National Portrait Gallery competition entitled ‘Hold Still’ during the first national lockdown.  Open to the whole country and judged by the Duchess of Cambridge, there were 31,000 entries.  Grace’s beautiful work was placed in the top 100 pieces and was chosen to be showcased in […]

Dinosaur Debacle at Mill Hill Primary Academy

The children of Mill Hill Primary were astounded by the new addition last week!  In an exciting lesson, Year 1 discovered a dinosaur egg.  Before they knew it, the egg had hatched and Ms Mills was in hot pursuit!.  We’re pretty sure that our baby dino is already dreaming big, working hard and never giving up […]

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"It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the City Learning Trust. Since 2014, we have worked together as a partnership of academies, proud to serve our children and young people across the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

Nelson Mandela once commented that, ‘there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children’.

We hold to this statement with every decision that we make across the City Learning Trust. We are committed to giving everything, everyday so that our children can be the best that they can be."

Carl Ward
Chief Executive Officer