White Rose Academies Trust is in its second year of operation. As our name implies, the Trust is local to the city of Leeds, currently comprising three academies which occupy sites in the centre, east and west of the city. Our academies serve over 2000 students and employ approximately 350 staff. The Trust is sponsored by Leeds City College, one of the largest further education providers in the country.
The Trust’s academies share the same fundamental commitment which is to continuously improve educational outcomes for our students. We believe that education is the key to transforming life chances, and that by creating an outstanding learning environment where all our students are happy and taught well we will enhance their prospects to become productive, successful citizens of the future.
To achieve that goal of an outstanding learning environment, we insist on getting the basics right day in day out. These core standards include: high expectations of everyone in our learning community; good discipline consistently applied; reliably good quality teaching; a commitment from parents to work in partnership with the academy; respectful, positive relationships between everyone in our learning community.