Shaw Trust is founded

Shaw Trust was formed in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire with the aim of supporting local disabled people to find employment. Since then Shaw Trust has grown in reach and now supports over 50,000 people a year to live independent and inclusive lives.

June 2014

Shaw Education Trust is established

Shaw Education Trust was established with the aim of providing high quality education across all phases, all sectors and all communities.   .

October 2014

Blackfriars Academy joins


Based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Blackfriars provides ‘outstanding’ provision for children with a wide range of special educational needs aged 10 to 16.

October 2014

Coppice Academy joins

A special school catering for students aged 11 to 19 with moderate and severe learning difficulties, based in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area.

October 2014

Walton Hall Academy joins

Situated in a rural setting just outside of Eccleshall in Staffordshire, Walton Hall caters for key stage 3, 4 and 5 students with a wide range of additional learning needs. 

September 2015

The Orme Academy joins

A Wolstanton-based secondary school which aims to ‘empower learners for life’ by stretching beyond academic performance and creating a safe, nurturing and happy environment.

November 2015

Saxon Hill Academy joins

Based in Lichfield, Saxon Hill utilises a wide range of specialist facilities to provide high-quality education to children and young people aged 2 to 19 who have complex needs and physical disabilities.

December 2016

Fortis Academy joins

A large secondary school and sixth form based on a North Birmingham campus, providing a broad, challenging and responsive curriculum underpinned by effective pastoral care and partnerships.

January 2017

Madeley School joins

As a relatively small secondary school in Crewe, Madeley School delivers ‘outstanding’ provision with a relentless focus on ensuring the highest academic standards are achieved.

February 2017

Unsworth Academy joins

A popular Bury-based secondary school which provides a high-quality curriculum to students aged 11 to 16, leading to excellent student outcomes and future pathways.

June 2017

Seabridge Primary School joins

Situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Seabridge fosters a unique and creative environment which encourages children to develop an enquiring mind, a desire for knowledge and respect for others.

October 2017

The Meadows Primary School joins

A small school in Madeley Heath with mixed age classes, promoting all children to care for one another, their school environment, their community and the world which they all share.

August 2018

The Westleigh School joins

Based in Leigh, The Westleigh School provides education to students aged 11 to 16, as well as providing an adult education centre to members of the local community, encompassing their motto of ‘aspiring and achieving together’.

September 2018

Newfriars College joins

A special school providing a highly differentiated programme of study for students aged 16-19 with a range of physical, learning, medical and sensory needs, based in Stoke-on-Trent.

September 2018

Brookfields Special School joins

A primary special academy situated in Widnes, which provides a quality, inclusive and specialist education for students with severe and complex learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders.

November 2018

Tottington High School joins

Located in Bury, Tottington High School creates a welcoming, lively and innovative community to ensure students are effectively prepared for life after education.

November 2018

The Kidsgrove Secondary School joins

A Stoke-on-Trent school continuously striving to provide a stimulating and exciting environment that fosters high expectations and aspirations for local students aged 11-16.

November 2018

The Kidsgrove Primary School joins

A caring school, based in Stoke-on-Trent, where the children are warmly received and encouraged throughout their learning journey to aim high and to believe in their own ability.

September 2019

St Andrew's Academy joins

A unique school located in Derby, catering for children and young people aged 11 to 19, providing a high-quality education to students with special educational needs.

September 2019

Streethay Primary School joins

Situated in Lichfield, Streethay Primary opened in 2019 is a new free school for Nursery, Reception and Years 1 and 2, with the aim of growing year-on-year up to Year 6.

October 2019

Ivy House School joins

A day community special school based in Derby, for students aged 2-19, offering a happy and supportive environment where students are praised for who they are.

January 2020

The Meadows Primary Academy (Blurton)

Based in Blurton in Stoke-in-Trent, Meadows Academy encourages children to believe in themselves and to have high aspirations by fostering a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

March 2020

Pine Green Academy joins

A specialist provision in Wolverhampton, with a unique and engaging urban forest campus, for children and young people aged 6 to 16 with social, emotional and mental health needs.

March 2020

Evergreen Academy joins

A Wolverhampton-based Pupil Referral Unit for primary age children who are disengaged with learning and struggling to function successfully in their class setting and are at risk of exclusion, or who have been permanently excluded.

May 2020

St Martins School joins

Situated in Derby, St Martins School caters for students aged 11-19 with special educational needs, striving for excellence in teaching and learning to maximise achievement and progression for all students.

October 2020

Woodhey High School joins

A popular secondary school in Bury that provides a dynamic, secure, happy and caring community where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential for life.

November 2020

Endon High School joins

A small secondary school based on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent, which equips students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and qualities needed to achieve success at the highest level.

February 2021

Waterside Primary School joins

An innovative school in Stoke-on-Trent which fosters a warm and friendly environment, encouraging a love for learning and providing students with a foundation to develop as individuals.

April 2022

Moorhill Primary School joins

Based in Cannock, Moorhill Primary models the essential values of self-belief, teamwork, ambition and respect, embedding these into the learning experiences of their students.

April 2022

Redhill Primary School joins

A one form entry primary school and pre-school unit, located in Cannock, catering for children aged 2-11 through a culture of ambition, high expectation and academic aspiration.

February 2023

Portland School joins

Specialising in provision for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, this Stoke-based school caters for students from key stage one to key stage four across 2 campuses.


January 2024

Brookhaven School joins

At Brookhaven we provide an excellent foundation for your children to develop as individuals and are committed to enabling all pupils to fulfil their potential. 

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