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

January 22

Pegasus Primary School open their new library – Tuesday 21st January

On Tuesday 21st January, Pegasus Primary School were delighted to officially open their brand new library. The library, supported and funded by Summit Learning Trust, was opened by Cathy Anwar, CEO and Vanessa Wardle, Principal at Pegasus. The event was attended by local community members, parents, Governors and Trustees. The pupils at Pegasus were excited […]

December 19

Summit Round Up – Autumn Term

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October 25

Solihull Sixth Form College award music bursary

Two talented musicians at Solihull Sixth Form College shared a music bursary from the Heartfield-Wharam Scholarship after auditioning at a public concert this week. Alex Polack (aged 17, from Moseley) and Kathryn Welch (aged 18 from Shirley) each won £150 to spend on music tuition from an eminent performer of their choice. They beat off […]

October 14

Summit Academies support World Mental Health Day – Thursday 10th October

On Thursday 10th October, Summit academies supported World Mental Health Day with variety of activities. Pupils and staff at Yarnfield Primary School had a #HelloYellow day to promote mental health awareness across the school community and held competitions to see who was wearing the most yellow. Lyndon School held a bake sale for students during […]

October 10

Summit Learning Trust Annual Awards Evening

On Tuesday 1st October 2019, we held our fourth annual awards evening; the first under our new Summit name! The event celebrated the superb efforts and achievements of students across all eight of our academies. The ceremony was opened by the fantastic Oaklands choir and the audience were treated to performances from students from our […]



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