We are the Lionheart Academies Trust

The Lionheart Academies Trust is a renowned family of eleven schools based in and around Leicestershire. We strive to provide the highest quality education in each of our unique schools, raising the attainment of our talented students and reflecting the local communities of which they are a part.

The foundation of our Trust is built on a perfect balance of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development. We realise the importance of delivering quality first teaching; developing well-rounded young people and preparing them for life beyond education. We’re always looking forward, and believe our students should be too.

By being forward-thinking, we ultimately aim to break barriers between all of our students and their successes. We believe that every young person, no matter their background, has an equal right to an equal education. We hope that this pupil-centred approach is clear as you navigate our website.

Latest News

June 22, 2020

Levelling the Playing Field: a Commentary by Kath Kelly on Reports Surrounding the Education Attainment Gap in Lockdown

CEO of the Lionheart Academies Trust, Kath Kelly, responds to studies which have seen an impact of t…
June 09, 2020

Building Effective and Sustainable Stakeholder Relationships in Schools: The Lionheart Academies Trust

Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts do not exist in a vacuum. They are responsible for not only providi…
April 23, 2020

Visors for the NHS

Staff at the Lionheart Academies Trust, a family of 11 schools across Leicestershire, have been work…
January 07, 2020

The Y

In the lead up to Christmas, schools from the Lionheart Academies Trust partook in a Shoebox Appeal…
Our Mission

Our educational mission is simple:  ANY young person from ANY background deserves an EQUAL chance to be successful in whatever they choose to do. The trust is committed to supporting young people to open doors to their futures and to feel confident that they can thrive in a competitive world.

Our Philosophy

We dedicate ourselves to providing young people with the strongest foundation for success, during their time in education and beyond. These values are underpinned by using the ‘4 Rs’.

Resilience The ability to bounce back when the going gets tough.
Reciprocity Learning to work together and show care and understanding for each other.
Resourcefulness Having the confidence to ask for help and to find answers in new ways.
Reflectiveness Considering what needs to be done to make the next steps.


The ‘4 Rs’ are our mantra; they encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and help them to flourish into well-rounded and aspirant individuals.

Our Pledge

Our pledge is the promise we make to the communities we serve. We pledge to engage with them with limitless enthusiasm and optimism, striving for inclusivity and equality at every turn.

To fulfil this pledge, we use the ‘5 Ps’.

  • Pupil Centred
    Everything we do is centralised around the needs and well-being of our students.
  • Positivity
    We embrace challenges, facing them with optimism and a willingness to succeed.
  • Passionate
    We realise the importance in reaching excellence, both academically AND holistically.
  • Professionalism
    We model professionalism at all times, holding ourselves to the highest standard.
  • Practice
    All of our teachers and associate staff are highly qualified, promoting quality-first teaching and sharing best practice.