• Great schools

    working together

  • Excellent outcomes

    for every child

  • Great schools

    working together

  • Excellent outcomes

    for every child

Coronavirus – COVID-19 Updates


Welcome to the online home of the South Bank Multi Academy Trust. Whether you’re a parent, a prospective candidate, another educational establishment or would simply like to know more about us we are delighted you’ve found us.

We are a group of Primary and Secondary schools based in York, North Yorkshire. The Trust that actively encourages our schools to be successful and maintain their individuality based on the philosophy of earned autonomy.

We believe that when our schools work together collaboratively they will achieve the best outcomes for pupils, staff and their communities. We call it “Brave Collaboration”

Would you like to join our Trust Board?

The trust is seeking to introduce three talented individuals to join our Trust Board, to help guide the strategic development of the Trust and deliver outstanding education in our schools.

If you have experience in finance, accountancy or law within a commercial, charitable or educational context at a senior level, or have experience of school governance, you could be just who we are looking for.

A message from our Trust Principal, Jo Edwards

As the Trust Principal I am the Senior Executive Leader and Accounting Officer; it is my role to support our schools in their work and be the link between the Headteachers and Trustees.

At South Bank Trust we strongly believe in the importance of local governance as the voice of the school community, so you will find this deeply embedded in our policies and practices. The Chair of Trustees ensures that Chairs of Governors are regularly updated and involved in Trust policy development.

Millthorpe Secondary, Scarcroft Primary and Knavesmire Primary were the three founding schools in 2016. In 2017 we were delighted to welcome Woodthorpe Primary School and in 2018 York High School joined us too.

We are already working closely with Carr Junior School and hope to formally welcome them to the South Bank family in 2019.

If you are interested in learning more about us do not hesitate to get in touch.

Jo Edwards MEd(Education Management) BEd (Hons)

Trust Principal

Senior Executive Leader and Accounting Officer

South Bank Academy Trust

The Trust