Our vision and values are rooted within a belief that every young person is capable of being successful regardless of background, prior attainment or previous school experience.

We believe that schools should serve their local communities and be able to offer the breadth and depth of educational experience which young people deserve in the 21st Century. For us school is about achievement and progress but it is also about supporting our young people to become rounded, well-adjusted young adults ready to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives and to play their part in society.

The approach taken by Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust (MTOAT) is to focus on delivering a high quality of education in a small number of academies.  This strategy enables the MTOAT leadership team to place the maximum possible focus on each academy as it joins the MAT and is, we believe, particularly well-suited to helping struggling schools to address the issues they face.