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Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to find out about the Synaptic Trust.

We are a learning community preparing children for life in the twenty-first century.

We create 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 ensure that our communities grow and prosper and that we have opportunities to support and learn from each other, as we create futures for all.

Our integrated challenge curriculum, across our academies, provides memorable experiences and rich opportunities for all children’s interests, needs and different learning styles.

We actively seek and embrace the use of new technologies, not only to enhance and bring our curriculum alive but also to prepare our community of leaners to be creative, productive and safe
citizens of the digital age.

We place high expectations on our responsible youngsters. We give them opportunities to reflect and develop knowledge about themselves, their skills and abilities; through interdependent activities. Our children have a positive self-image and are motivated to achieve.

We are a happy caring Trust, with a friendly, family atmosphere. The relationship between home and school is important to us; we firmly believe it is a key factor in raising standards.

We are proud of our Trust and particularly of our children, who are its most effective ambassadors.
Our Trust is devoted to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all stakeholders to share this commitment.

Words can only paint part of the picture. Come and see for yourself what we are all about. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions on one of the most important decisions of your life – finding the right school for your child!

Stuart Roberts
CEO