In September 2023 Ashlands Primary School converted to Academy status and we became part of the Moorlands Learning Trust.
Our decision to become an academy is very much a positive one and is one taken from a position of strength. We believe that our work in shaping the next steps of Moorlands Learning Trust’s development with other local primary schools will be mutually beneficial in upholding the highest possible standards.
Our priority remains one of ensuring we continue to provide a high-quality education for our pupils. We believe joining this local academy trust, one which respects schools’ individual identities and shares our own ethos will be mutually beneficial to enable each of our children to flourish during their time with us before transitioning successfully to the next stage of their education.
Moorlands Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust set up by Ilkley Grammar School and is at an exciting time in their own expansion and development. Ashlands Primary School has committed, caring and expert staff, focused on the best possible outcomes for our pupils and we have strong financial management. By joining the trust at this stage, we will be joining with other effective schools in a strong trust to create a partnership that will help us to improve our school further and enhance the outcomes and experiences of all members of our school community. We expect to achieve this through the sharing of best practice and high-quality staff development; increased flexibility of staffing and shared expertise; financial benefits through centralised costs and a greater range of career progression opportunities to develop and retain staff.
CEO: Ms Helen Williams
Cowpasture Road Ilkley West Yorkshire LS29 8TR
The Multi Academy Trust is a Company incorporated in England and Wales, limited by guarantee with registered Company number 07663864