Character & Arts Foundation

Learning from our past;
shaping our future

The Character & Arts Foundation is a completely unique organisation imagined and brought to life by The City Learning Trust.

Funded independently and exclusively via donation, its aim is to deliver a world class programme of activities for children and young people across Stoke-on-Trent and the neighbouring regions.

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Our Strands

Learning from our past; shaping our future


Celebrating the successes and the innovations of our collective past


Understanding what made Stoke-on-Trent a world leader and promoting pride in our region

Performing & Expressive Arts

Develop, broaden and showcase our young people’s talents and provide opportunities for them to appreciate others’ while learning from the best


Ensuring our children learn how to protect and safeguard our world for future generations


Providing a unique pathway for the business leaders of the future

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Contact us at [email protected]

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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