Together for Excellence

Welcome to the web site for Dales Academies Trust (Dales) which was incorporated on 12th September 2017 and is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with sponsor status. It was established initially for the northern church schools of the Church of England dioceses of Leeds and York but now includes its first community school, namely Carnagill Community Primary school located on Catterick Garrison. Our Trust currently comprises one Secondary and thirteen Primary schools. The Trust was recently delighted to be confirmed as the sponsor for a Primary Free School due to open in September 2024, which will serve north Northallerton.

Our mission is “To be a Multi Academy Trust for North Yorkshire and the north of the Dioceses of York and Leeds, determined to deliver the very highest quality of education through collaboration, shared best practice and underpinned by our Christian ethos and values.

Our Vision as a group of schools is that: “Working together for excellence, and rooted in quality, collaboration and care, we deliver exceptional learning experiences through inspirational teaching and nurturing a love of life-long learning.  We dare greatly, travel hopefully and enable each other to flourish”.

As with the other church MATs across both dioceses, our Trust is open to church and non-church schools with a core purpose of providing an inclusive education for children of any ability, culture, gender, sexuality, faith or no faith. Our first community school to joined us on 1st April 2020. The Trust ethos is derived from, and informed by, the Church of England’s commitment to education and schooling over more than 200 years; the Trust closely adheres to the Church of England’s policy of ‘church schools for all’ rather than ‘faith schools for some’.


The latest news and details can be found on the websites of our individual academies, the details of which can be found on the map below:

Our Academies

Our Academies are based in the heart of North Yorkshire.

You can view each Academy by location. Click on one of the location markers on the right to view each Academy website.

Latest News

Kirkby Fleetham CE School – Forest School

As it was the last forest school this half term the children were treated to marshmallows to roast over the fire. Some of the children used knives to whittle sticks into marshmallow skewers before roasting the gooey treats! Dr Vasby also taught the children about some of the plants we discovered in the woods and […]

Rishi Sunak cuts the ribbon on new climbing frame at Croft

Rishi Sunak MP and Chancellor for the Exchequer, cuts the ribbon on the new climbing frame in Early Years. Mr Sunak performed the official opening of the new climbing frame installed in our Early Years outdoor area. Some of our children had the opportunity to perform for him and ask questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed […]

Northern Echo Publishes Details of the Success of 4 School Leadership Model

Back in September 2019, we launched a pilot scheme to test a pioneering leadership model where four of our member schools: Barton, Ravensworth, East Cowton, and Kirkby Fleetham were placed under the leadership of one Executive Headteacher. Due to the success of the pilot, the Dales Trust Board are delighted to announce that the four-school [...]

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