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, established initially for the northern church schools of the Church of England dioceses of Leeds and York. Our Trust currently comprises one Secondary and thirteen Primary schools.

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.

The values that underpin this Mission statement are: Excellence – Community – Integrity – Trust – Compassion – Opportunity – Wisdom – Mutual Respect

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 of the reopening of Trust schools to additional pupils 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

Songs, Stories and Olly Murs

South Otterington Church of England Primary School have made a whole series of videos to entertain the children during these unique times – take a look:

Tree Planting

This afternoon, year 6 at Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas headed out to the school fields to plant some trees; crab apples to be precise. We chose to plant them in ‘The Meadow’ at the back of the football field. Here are some pictures of a great afternoon.

General Knowledge Quiz Team

The fantastic General Knowledge Quiz Team from Trinity Academy Richmond went to Brompton-on-Swale School to take part in the Area Heats. Having to answer questions including: history, geography and maths. They showed some fantastic displays of teamwork answering some very tricky questions. Well done Team Trinity.

Upcoming Events

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