our MISSION Statement


Our ambition is to provide the highest quality education for children and young people in the urban context of Manchester. We want to develop a sustainable and transferable model of system leadership to provide an innovative and supportive learning environment based on our academy and sponsor values. We believe passionately in the power of an excellent education to transform lives and futures and feel that we can build on our social investment activities, local knowledge, community relationships and strong partnerships to make this happen.


  • We are committed to excellence, supporting the ambitions of young people and their families

  • We work in partnership with our local community to improve life chances for all

  • We have strong, effective and professional governance

  • We have a range of sponsors, members and directors reflecting local, regional and global business and education partners

  • We have a reputation for being trustworthy, helpful and straightforward

  • We are collaborative, open and transparent with our partners and stakeholders


All of our academies will:

  • Achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our learners

  • Offer a shared engaging curriculum to meet the needs of students and employers both now and in the future

  • Be a great place to work with the best professional development and career opportunities

  • Achieve recognition locally, regionally and nationally for our MAT brand

  • Impact on deprivation through a systemic approach to social investment

  • Grow and sustain a MAT built on transparency and integrity


  • BT is able to offer the following opportunities to MAT members:

  • Recognised commercial and business expertise in global markets and the digital sector

  • Very effective relationships with employers, partners, the Local Enterprise Partnership, Manchester City Region, and universities

  • Access to training, internship and apprenticeship models to support effective careers guidance

  • Commitment to the growth of asset based communities and impacting on disadvantage

We believe passionately in the power of an excellent education to transform lives and provide new opportunities for young people. 
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Oakwood Corporate Services,
3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham,
WA14 2DT
Company Number: 6754335
Silchester Drive,
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