We are a group of primary and secondary schools based in the wonderful city of York. We ensure that all children experience education excellence every day so that they can achieve the very best outcomes – academically and in their personal development.


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Mark Hassack, CEO South Bank Multi Academy Trust, York

Together, we can change the world

A warm welcome from Mark Hassack, Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, it is my absolute privilege to welcome you to South Bank Multi Academy Trust. 

I became a teacher because I want to give every child the opportunity to change the world. I became CEO for the same reason. You can read more about how South Bank Multi Academy Trust supports and encourages our children and staff to fulfil their potential through a huge range of incredible opportunities and experiences. 

I really hope you enjoy finding out more about our trust. If you would like more information or would like to arrange a visit, please get in touch.

We think our trust is unique. We want all of our schools to be distinctive and we also think carefully, collaboratively and clearly about what defines us as a trust.

In other words, our schools should be the centre of – and focussed on – the community they serve. They should also be better for being part of our trust; our children should have a better school experience because they attend an SBMAT school.

Whether you’re a parent, a prospective candidate or another educational establishment, we hope you enjoy finding out more about us. We warmly welcome visitors to any of our schools – please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit.

All schools in South Bank Multi Academy Trust are committed to our EPIC values.



and a sharp focus on outcomes.
Our vision of ensuring excellence is for children, parents, staff, local governing boards, trustees and the wider community.FIND OUT MORE



and character.
We recognise that it is in our children’s best interests to recruit, retain and develop the very best staff in our schools.FIND OUT MORE



through collaboration.
Our clear and robust improvement model enables us to ensure educational excellence – every day – for our children.FIND OUT MORE



and inclusivity.
We strive for all our schools to be truly inclusive and we believe the diversity of our community makes our schools stronger and richer.FIND OUT MORE

Joining our Trust

As a trust, we work tirelessly to ensure that all children experience educational excellence every day so that they can change the world.

If your values and ethos align with ours, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact us at central.services@southbanktrust.co.uk

You can also find out more about the benefits of joining
South Bank Multi Academy Trust in our brochure.
Click here to download our brochure.

We work hard to ensure that our curriculum is focused on providing educational excellence for every child, every day.


Ambitious intent

Our inclusive curriculum means that all children are taught the most important knowledge, in the most appropriate sequence, to enable them to succeed. For young people attending our primary, junior and secondary schools, we provide an accessible and enjoyable educational experience, develop life-long skills and offer a wealth of rich experiences to enhance the curriculum.

Solid foundations

Across our curriculum, each stage is carefully planned to prepare for the next. Curriculum planning focuses on core and subject content knowledge to enable knowledge recall, fluency, automaticity and deep understanding. Expert subject specific planning across all subjects in parallel with an absolute focus on personal development, ensures we clearly define what children learn across each year and realise our vision of ensuring excellence.

Future focused

The scope of our curriculum in all areas is at least as ambitious as the National Curriculum at each stage so that our children can meet or exceed age-related national expectations and progress well to their next phase of education.

Educational excellence

Across our curriculum, we decide on the most important knowledge required in each subject at each stage and our teachers effectively adapt schemes of learning to meet the needs of students in their classes. The South Bank approach ensures that schools and teachers have absolute flexibility in their curriculum; taking into consideration local context, alongside parent and child choice and needs within our offer and design. Our schools robustly plan to best secure our children’s learning and progress and provide educational excellence for every child, every day.

trust testimonials

  • I am proud to be Chair of Trustees in a Trust where children and young people really do come first and where our family of schools are so deeply embedded in the communities they serve. It is a huge privilege to be a part of South Bank and to see how tirelessly all our staff work to ensure that all children experience educational excellence every day.
    Ian Wiggins
    Chair of Trustees
  • Being part of South Bank Multi Academy Trust gives us so many opportunities for collaboration, sharing of best practice and working together to ensure excellence in everything we do.

    Gemma Greenhalgh
    Headteacher, Millthorpe School
  • A South Bank Multi Academy Trust education ensures that all children experience educational excellence every day. Through working with colleagues and partners, we can help our young people achieve the very best outcomes both academically and in their personal development.

    Adam Cooper
    Headteacher, Knavesmire Primary School
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