Interested in Joining Us?


We welcome contact from schools that are interested in joining us. In fact, that is how we have established our trust, through conversations. We have never approached a school or tried to sell our trust or force ourselves upon anyone. As a trust we are only interested in schools that really want to work with us and shares our values. All of our schools have joined based on a set of shared core beliefs.

How does the process work?

In the first instance we would be happy to come and have an informal discussion about how our trust operates and what this means for our schools. If you would then like further information or to arrange a more formal meeting, then we would be happy to do so.

Each approach will be discussed and considered by our trustees. If they feel there is a possibility to join our trust at this stage a due diligence on each school is undertaken. Throughout the whole process there is a chance for the school and trust to gauge whether this is a relationship that could work and a good fit.

If all parties agree that the correct outcome is for the school to join the trust, then a full consultation period will begin including all stakeholders. The trust will spend a day in school for a consultation day and meet parents, governors and staff.

Finally, the school will apply for an Academy order once governors have made a final decision. The trust will support schools throughout each stage.

Library launch at Horsley Woodhouse Primary

29 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford has paid a special visit to Horsley Woodhouse Primary School today to open their brand-new Library space. The launch of the new library has a primary focus of &lsquo...

Richardson Endowed Primary Singing Spectacular!

29 Apr 2022

Richardson Endowed Singing Spectacular!!   On Wednesday evening Richardson Endowed Primary School put on an incredible concert for our families, staff and children. The Richardson Choir had put...

Think Ocean

29 Apr 2022

Embark Federation have hosted a very important meeting this evening at our offices. Hugo Valdes-Vera was here to present on a topic that we very much support. Think Ocean is a company who are strivin...

Optimus Summit and the Bett Show

26 Apr 2022

Our Trust Leader Matthew Crawford was representing Embark Federation as a guest Keynote Speaker at the Optimus Conference on Growing and Developing a Trust. Mr Crawford was sharing context from our tr...

Embark Awards 2021

26 Apr 2022

Embark Awards 2021 Embark Federation celebrated 108 of our children’s achievements during lockdown with our first ever Embark Awards evening. This brought together children and their families f...

Celebration of Culture 2022

26 Apr 2022

Thursday 24th March Embark and 30 of our children from Richardson Endowed Primary School took a trip to Leicester Tigers Rugby Club to perform at the East Midlands Chambers Celebration of Culture even...

Reading with Rosie!

22 Apr 2021

Embark’s Fundraising and Events Manager Rosie Mclaughlin started recording a daily story to keep pupils entertained during the second lockdown. Rosie wanted to do something that would help her t...

Christmas isn't cancelled at Embark!

22 Apr 2021

Embark arranged a special treat for all our schools called ‘Christmas isn't cancelled for Embark schools!’ As part of that we arranged licences for all our children to...

Chatsworth House Partnership

15 Dec 2020

Howitt Primary School and Chaucer Junior School were lucky to experience a fantastic trip to Chatsworth House. Embark's partnership with the Chatsworth Estate and Lord Burlington's has begun with this...

EMBARK Trust Christmas Songs - Dec 2020

14 Dec 2020

Our fabulous @embarkfed family wanted to work together and create a few Christmas videos! Huge thank you @martin_whitemanfor putting these together so skilfully! #family #teamwork Click below to see t...