Consultation on proposal to form a Multi Academy Trust

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“A multi-academy trust (MAT) is a single entity established to undertake a strategic collaboration to improve and maintain high standards across a number of schools. A group of schools form a single MAT which has overarching responsibility for their governance.”

In accordance with the national government agenda and policy direction, Ryburn is part of a group of schools in Calderdale and Kirklees who are proposing to form a new Multi Academy Trust called 'Together Learning Trust'. This is an exciting time for our schools and a fantastic opportunity for us to further strengthen our partnership as a group of like-minded schools and to formalise the relationships between us.

Many of you will be aware that under Government legislation schools can choose to convert to academy status and also be part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). Our Governing Body has been considering carefully the school’s future in a fast-changing and increasingly challenging educational landscape. Governors have spent a great deal of time researching and undertaking due diligence.  They now believe that the best strategy moving forward is for our School to form a Multi Academy Trust.

We are currently consulting on our proposals with pupils, parents/carers, the LA, staff, governors, unions and the wider community. We want to give you every opportunity to have your voice heard.



The schools that are proposing to form Together Learning Trust are:

Together Learning Trust will be a Multi Academy Trust based in West Yorkshire.  The Trust is determined to deliver the very highest standard of education through collaboration, sharing of best practice and is underpinned by our shared ethos and values.


We're sure you will have many questions about what this proposal would mean for our school. Hopefully this document will answer them.

Information Session

An information session on the proposed formation of the MAT has been arranged in school on Wednesday 21 March at 6pm and we would like to invite you to join us so you can ask questions and we can hear your views. 

your opinion is important to us

If you have any comments to make, or questions which have not been answered by our FAQ, please complete the form below by Friday 27 April. 

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Do you support the proposal to form the new MAT 'Together Learning Trust'?