About The Trust
About Orchard Learning Trust
In 2014 the Academy Trust, formerly Godmanchester Community Education Trust which had been responsible for running Godmanchester Community Primary School since it converted to academy status in 2012, successfully bid for the sponsorship of Godmanchester Bridge Academy and became a multi-academy trust.
Following its academisation in March 2018, Gorefield Primary School joined the Trust and the Trust renamed itself Orchard Learning Trust, in recognition of its wider geographical coverage and also to reflect the nurturing culture of the Trust.
What is a Multi-Academy Trust?
A multi-academy trust is a collaborative organisational structure enabling a single Trust to govern more than one school. This has significant advantages including sharing best practice, economic benefits due to shared costs and central services, flexibility of resources and improved staff retention due to enhanced development opportunities.
Orchard Learning Trust (OLT)
Orchard Learning Trust is a registered company and charity. It has a Trust Board whose members oversee the work of the Board of Directors, who are responsible for achieving the Trust’s objectives. The Board of Directors implement the strategy on behalf of the Trust, hold school leadership to account, ensure financial probity and are responsible for compliance with the various legal requirements involved in running an organisation of this nature. A number of responsibilities are delegated to local governing bodies, one for each school.