Welcome to Spencer Academies Trust

The Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.


Welcome from the Chief Executive

Our website is designed to share with you our vision of the innovation and opportunities that as a family of schools, we deliver for our students, staff and communities.

Established in 2011, Spencer has a well-established reputation for teaching excellence with some of the most successful and highest performing academies in the East Midlands region. We have a dedicated and talented staff team and through partnership and collaborative working share expertise, best practice and resources to make sure that our students benefit from the best possible educational experience, and our staff enjoy a positive, purposeful working environment with clear opportunities for career progression.

We now have member schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire; a new presence in Leicestershire, and a strategic focus on Nottingham and Derby cities. Our results, and the journey that some of our schools have been on, speak for themselves. Over 90% of Trust schools are now classed as outstanding or good, with a 100% record of delivering sustained improvement between inspections.

Our track record is based on close, positive relationships with parents and carers, and a record of active community involvement. Our schools are valued accordingly and we are proud of individual successes: for example, at Derby’s Wyndham Spencer Academy, taken from requiring improvement to status as an outstanding school in two years, and now a nationally regarded Research School.

By working together, we believe that we can deliver for schools like Wyndham; for children and young people across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire; and increasingly, for the thousands of children and young people now enrolled in Spencer Academies Trust schools across the region.

Paul West
Chief Executive