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Warriner Multi-Academy Trust

Message from the CEO - Dr Annabel Kay


We are delighted to welcome The Priors School community into the Warriner Multi Academy Trust family of schools. The trust was set up in August 2015 with one secondary school (The Warriner), three primary schools (Bishop Carpenter, Hornton and Sibford Gower). A further two form entry primary school (Bishop Loveday) joined in June 2017 followed by a Northamptonshire primary school (Farthinghoe) in September 2018 and Finmere CE Primary school in March 2020. The trust opened a new primary school in Bicester in September 2023.


We have a proven track record of working effectively with all of our schools. This has been formally recognised by the Regional Schools Commissioner who has invited us to showcase our successes at regional conferences and the DfE who included our MAT in their trusts best practice document in recognition of our support of smaller primary schools. The MAT leadership team work diligently to ensure the very highest standards are achieved by all our students. As a result of this collaborative approach, all schools within the MAT continue to perform well above national standards. Our Academy model of working, and capacity for growth, is reviewed annually by the Regional Schools’ team and continues to be viewed as strong practice.


Since conversion all of our schools have remained Ofsted Good. In most recent inspection two schools were judged Outstanding for the Personal Development of our children and one was also judged Outstanding for the Behaviour and Attitudes of our children. The two schools who joined with a status of Requires Improvement have both achieved Good under our leadership. We have also taken a school out of special measures in less than two years. We are very proud of this achievement which is due to our collaborative approach to school improvement. The impact of the work of the MAT was highly commended by the inspection teams.


We have been working in partnership with colleagues from The Priors for some time and relish the ongoing opportunities for us all to learn from each other to ensure that our children get the very best opportunities, ably supported by all of our brilliant staff.