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 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

Music to our ears

Trinity Academy Richmond had a visit from instrument teachers from North Yorkshire County Music Service. It was fantastic to have live music in school and they played some very familiar tunes to engage us. We all got a singing lesson too! The teachers demonstrated how to play their instruments  and answered lots of questions about […]

Madagascar at Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas

Wow! What can we say? A huge well done to all of years 5 and 6 for their performances during of show. The acting was amazing and all of the children sang superbly. The children have worked so hard on this and deserve an enormous amount of credit for how fantastic the production was. Thank […]

KS2 Richmond Trip

Our pupils at Barton Church of England Primary School turned detective, on a visit to Richmond, searching for historical clues throughout the town. They also had a tour of the Richmond Museum as well as the Georgian Theatre.

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