Strength through diversity
In our Trust, we celebrate the rich and diverse communities that make up our academies. Sharing, listening to and respecting each other’s views and beliefs make out Trust stronger. We support each other, honouring our different backgrounds, to create a safe and equal environment for all.
Ambition through challenge
We are fiercely ambitious for all our students and challenge them to do their best, every lesson, every day. We check their achievement and progress against the highest national standards. This ensure that we are always looking for ways to improve, and that we insist, relentlessly on the highest standards of teaching and learning. Everyone in the Trust is continually challenged to improve on their previous best.

Excellence through curiosity
Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement. In our Trust, we encourage and provoke pupils’ curiosity so that they are inspired to seek out new knowledge, learn new skills and achieve excellence. Curiosity is closely linked to empathy, helping us all to develop better relationships. The life of a curious person is never boring!

Welcome from our CEO

“I feel privileged to have held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Summit Learning Trust since May 2017.

“Currently Summit Learning Trust includes four primary and three secondary schools and Solihull Sixth Form College. We now provide an education for over 8000 children and young people; some of our children are with us from age 5 to age 18.

We have a clear duty to provide the best education possible for this significant group of learners in the great city of Birmingham.

We are blessed with a richly diverse community across the Trust, and celebrate the wealth of opportunities this brings for learning about a range of different cultures, heritages, backgrounds and experiences. We are entirely committed to the promotion of equality across Summit LT at all levels, in terms of opportunities offered, challenge given and standards achieved. During my tenure, the proportion of women leaders and leaders of colour has already increased significantly, providing more strong and diverse role models for our students.

The Trust name changed at the beginning of 2019 to signal a new and ambitious direction with the clear metaphor of climbing to reach the highest peaks of educational excellence for all. We aim for the summit: we want our pupils to have a superb educational experience that would match any in the country.

For schools, being part of our Summit LT family means that they benefit from a wide range of expertise, support and challenge from a dedicated Executive team. Through our developing people strategy, including family friendly policies and flexible working opportunities, we aim to support all our staff.

Colleagues work with each other across schools to share excellent practice and offer support if needed. Our ambitious leaders and well-trained, dedicated teachers and staff are all committed to providing the best education possible for pupils.

We are committed to providing vibrant learning communities in our schools, where everyone is happy and safe. We want all our students to have as many choices in life as possible, when they leave us. To support this, we focus on providing a rich, exciting and broad curriculum that builds knowledge, cultural capital and develops essential skills and resilience.  Students are entitled to make excellent progress and achieve great examination outcomes too – and we strive to ensure that this happens in all our schools and college.

To find out more information about individual schools, please visit their websites.”
Catherine Anwar – CEO


News & Updates

What's been happening across Summit Learning Trust

March 27

Learning from Home – Trust Statement

March 24

Supplier relief due to COVID-19

Supplier relief due to COVID-19 The current outbreak of COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant impact on businesses of all sizes. Many suppliers to public bodies will struggle to meet their contractual obligations and this will put their financial viability, ability to retain staff and their supply chains at risk. As a Contracting […]

March 24

Letter from CEO for parents & carers of Erdington Hall Primary School

Please see below a letter for the attention of parents & carers of Erdington Hall Primary School pupils.

March 20

Letter from Catherine Anwar to parents & carers – 20.03.2020

Please click the link below to read a letter from our CEO, Catherine Anwar. Please see below a document that gives advice and support for parents & carers throughout this period

March 17

Update on Summit Learning Trust partial Academy Closures – Ninestiles, An Academy, Lyndon School, Solihull Sixth Form College & Cockshut Hil School affected

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED 18/03/2020 AT 3PM. Please see the below letters for updates on Ninestiles, An Academy, Lyndon School, Solihull Sixth Form College and Cockshut Hill School. Communications Summaries Ninestiles, An Academy will be closed to Years 7 – 9 from 18th March 2020 until 20th April 2020. Year 10 and 11 should attend as […]

March 16

Letter from Catherine Anwar, CEO – update on Coronavirus 16.03.2020

Please see the letter below from our Chief Executive regarding COVID-19.



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