Trust Merger Information

Advantage Schools and The Shared Learning Trust

We are pleased to announce that the DfE has officially approved the merger of The Shared Learning Trust with Advantage Schools (AS). This merger will create a 10-school trust across Bedfordshire and Luton retaining the name of Advantage Schools. The trust will have over 6,500 pupils aged 2-18 and approximately 900 staff. The trust will be led by Stuart Lock and Cathy Barr as Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

The trusts have come together in this way through an aligned vision and common values. Both champion exceptional educational opportunities, excellent pupil behaviour, and outstanding professional learning. The MATs have a firm commitment to acting in the best interests of pupils and their families and look forward to continuing with the vision to provide all children with the highest quality education, enabling every student to achieve their potential through a comprehensive and enriching educational experience.


Who are The Shared Learning Trust?

The Shared Learning Trust (TSLT) is a trust comprising two secondary schools, two primary schools and one lower school located in Luton and Central Bedfordshire. With their ethos of ‘Strive, Achieve, Believe’ driving their vision, TSLT are proud of running inclusive community schools that celebrate diversity alongside a great learning environment and fantastic extra-curricular opportunities.

Both trusts believe that schools should be at the heart of their communities.