We are an established multi-academy Trust with schools across the Black Country area of the West Midlands.

Shireland Collegiate Academy is the founding school of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. This Academy has a national reputation for innovation, collaboration and inspiring individuals within our care, we aim to maintain this reputation throughout our Trust.

Our Commitment

We believe in “earned autonomy” for our Academies.  With the stronger Academies with a track record of improvement supporting and sharing good practice in our weaker academies to ensure all our academies within our family are at least Good and have a clear process for improving educational outcomes.

We believe that every person who passes through our doors deserves the very best that we can offer. We understand that each Academy is unique, but our emphasis and expectations will remain the same. Nothing less than Outstanding is acceptable.

We want every single person that comes through the doors of one of our academies to leave having grown as an individual, in terms of their skill set and their respect for others.  We hope that everyone will have participated in a “Whole Education” that prepares them both personally and professionally and that they are well-placed for a successful and happy life. 

Everyone who works with and for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust does so because they believe in children and want their futures to be happy and successful. 

This approach is underpinned by our values, which are supported by our core behaviours:

diagram showing the values of Shireland Trust

We believe in developing an ethos of learning for all stakeholders of the school community and creating a culture of innovation and challenge which combine to create the very best learning experiences that drive forward school improvement and raise standards.

We believe that success is possible for every child, that high expectations are in place for every learner; that every pupil will make significant progress during their time at the school and that each academy has a strong, rigorous academic curriculum.

We recognise the importance of developing learners for life who will be able to build upon their primary education as they move through their secondary phase and beyond with a desire to expand their horizons and aspirations.

We believe in promoting a shared vision that all people in the community make a positive contribution and have a sense of belonging to improve their life opportunities. By developing a strong sense of rights, responsibilities and trust within the school community, across the wider local community and through technology reaching out to the global community, the academies will help contribute towards building a more understanding, tolerant and fair society. 

We believe that it is vital for pupils to develop a sense of belonging and responsibility across the schools and beyond for their behaviour and conduct.


Our values are an expression of how we expect all our staff to behave to achieve our mission. 


We support aiming higher through innovation. Pushing the boundaries for learning particularly in the use of technology for an ever-changing world. 


We support changing attitudes through providing students and staff opportunities to widen their horizons, experience new things and learn in different ways.


We support being concerned for all through encouraging collaboration. We work hard to create environments where pupils and staff have opportunities to work together, sharing ideas and caring for each and every member of our community.

Our history