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About the Trust

The Synaptic Trust was formed in July 2013 to run West Thornton Primary Academy and Forest Academy.

We are a publicly funded Multi Academy Trust which strives to provide a first class education for all of our pupils; our mission is to “Create Futures for All”.

Academies within the Trust do not select by ability or faith and we have no business affiliation. We are a listed charitable company, limited by guarantee at Companies House. Our Company Registration Number is: 07588104.


We are a learning community which creates chances for dreamers, idea makers and innovators to connect, thrive and outperform. We empower our children to use their skills as divergent thinkers, responsible role models and leaders to carve out their own futures, and become extraordinary citizens.

We are passionate that all schools in our family are free to follow their own destinies based on the needs and aspirations of their investors. Our uniqueness and different strengths ensures that our communities grow and prosper and that we have opportunities to support and learn from each other as we create futures for all.

Read our full mission statement