Welcome from our Trust Chair

“It is an honour and privilege for me to Chair the South York Multi Academy Trust (SYMAT). Firm foundations and effective collaborations have been a feature of SYMAT since its establishment in 2018, and the importance of strong Academy Trusts is becoming increasingly clear in the ever-changing educational landscape…”

Our unique Trust stems from over twenty years of collaborative working and partnership between the current Trust members and the schools set to join the Trust. Our work is characterised by a commitment to inclusion and to maximising the potential for all children, young people and families in our communities, knowing that the collective strength and effectiveness of our Trust will improve the opportunities and standards for all within our schools.


The South York Multi Academy Trust is rooted in trust and respect where the ethos and distinctive identity of all our schools is celebrated, respected and actively promoted. This is reflected in the nature of our membership where Church of England and Community schools work alongside more specialist provision and where we encompass primary, secondary, and junior schools and specialist provision across the 5-18 age range.