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The Rivers C. of E. Academy Trust

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Why Join Us?

Rivers CofE Academy Trust is an outward-looking trust and we welcome contact from individual schools and groups of schools considering conversion to academy status.


We are a trust of choice in Worcestershire with a very strong educational track record. We are led by our visionary CEO, Kate Brunt, who is a trained lead Ofsted inspector, NLE, HTB member, Pupil Premium/governor reviewer and SIP adviser for a number of other MATs. As a result of our reputation, we carry out reviews, such as SEND, PP and EYFS, for other schools and trusts across the West Midlands and beyond.


All staff and children within Rivers CofE Academy Trust benefit from staff sharing expertise and good practice. As a trust, we are committed to developing all of our staff. Staff are able to access high-quality training and CPD through the Rivers Teaching School Alliance including training for the NPQ suite of qualifications, SLEs and a wide variety of CPD programmes. We also train our own School Direct students and are an appropriate body for NQTs.


Economies of scale and collective purchasing benefits schools, particularly in the current financial climate. By sharing costs and negotiating collectively, we can ensure that the needs of each school are met efficiently.


Rivers’ pupils benefit from having access to additional facilities and enrichment activities such as specialist IT equipment and our new school’s green screen. We regularly hold joint events so that pupils meet their peers from other schools, develop new friendships and gain a sense of community spirit.


If you would like to explore further the possibility of joining Rivers CofE Academy Trust, please email our CEO at

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15 Schools | 4800 Pupils | 650 Staff | 1 Family