July 2020

John MarstonWelcome to the Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust. We are a multi-academy trust currently consisting of Wallingford School and Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Primary School. Both schools are successful, popular and are rooted at the heart of their local communities.

We are privileged to carry the Merchant Taylors’ name and value our relationship with the Company. Their interest, benevolence and engagement with education resonate with our ethos as a Trust.

Our schools are about academic achievement but also personal development and opportunity so that our young people leave us equipped with the skills and experiences which will enable them to thrive. This vision is understood by all members of our school communities and lies at the heart of our ethos.

Our function as a multi-academy trust is to encourage collaboration, innovation and professional development within structures which ensure that our focus is on ensuring that the young people in our schools have the very best possible provision. We work across and within our schools, recognising that the best school-to-school support is deep, embedded and impactful.

John Marston
CEO, Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust