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Children outside on a sunny day jumping in the air, in front of a trail activity course
Students inside, all wearing yellow in support of Cystic Fibrosis
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Welcome to

Flying High










100% improved or maintained Ofsted outcomes

Top 5 performing Trust nationally for reading, maths and disadvantage (MATS with more than 10 schools)


Working together, relentless in our pursuit of excellence to create the best schools in the universe, where we make every day count.


An unshakeable commitment to a school led system, where every member of staff is empowered to improve our partnership and shape the futures of our children.

A determination to develop talent, delivered through a professional continuum available for all staff at every level.

Relentless in our pursuit of excellence for every child, every school and every community.

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  • 33

    Number of Schools
  • 1349

    Number of Staff
  • 8281

    Number of Pupils
  • 100

    Ofsted Success Percent
Flying High

Our Partnership

The Flying High Partnership is a multi-academy trust and consists of two distinct parts, firstly the Flying High Trust which is the schools we are accountable for and they form our family of schools. Secondly, Flying High Futures which is all of the Continual Professional Learning (CPL) we offer for schools across our designated region – development for all school based staff, regardless of role to ensure they make every day count for the children in their school.

We are also proud to have achieved an Outstanding rating in our 2023 Ofsted inspection for our teacher training provision, delivered in partnership with Inspiring Leaders teacher training. This Outstanding rating exemplifies the strong partnership between training provider, schools, and trainees, as we all work together to shape the next generation of confident and effective teachers. 90 trainees have already signed up to begin their journey with us in September 2023, across the region.

Get a further taste of our Trust and Partnerships by viewing our Prospectus.

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What is a multi academy trust?

Multi-academy trusts (MATs) are not-for-profit organisations that run several academies (schools).

About us!

Founded in 2012, our multi-academy trust has steadily grown to 33 primary schools across Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Our mission statement defines everything our central team and schools strive for every day: “Working together, relentless in our pursuit of excellence to create the best schools in the universe, where we make every day count.”

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Careers with Us

Would you like to build a career as part of an ambitious and supportive partnership of schools? As a multi-academy trust, we aspire for our schools to become the best in the universe – to achieve this we need to recruit, support and invest in staff with the passion and determination to make every day count for our children.

We recognise that for our team to be best in can be we need to invest in each person and that’s why we have developed our People Principles, and why we provide a comprehensive package of enhanced benefits from day one, along with access to continued professional learning. Take a look at our employee benefits here.

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Flying High Partnership

Hear from our CEO Chris Wheatley explaining who we are and what our vision and values are at Flying High Partnership

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Flying High Futures

Flying High Futures is our home of professional learning, personal growth, innovative practice, and collaboration which provides a one stop shop for all development opportunities for staff and schools across Flying High Trust and beyond.

Flying High Futures brings together our Teaching School Hub, English Hub, Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training and Flying High Trust Continual Professional Learning (CPL). Visit our Flying High Futures section of the website to find out more regarding CPL and how to book on our courses.

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Who We Are

Our Partners & Groups

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Flying High Trust

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Flying High Futures

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Flying High Teaching School Hub

Flying High English Hub
Flying High English Hub

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Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training

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Inspiring Leaders



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Latest News

Pupils at Stanhope Primary School
Stanhope Primary School children raise over £1500 for The British Red Cross
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Pupils Lexi and Myla Locking enjoy the toadstool counting game, handmade by the father of a teacher at the school.
New outdoor facilities are a hit with youngsters at Haddon Primary & Nursery School in Carlton!
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Pictured are a number of the Flying High Partnership headteachers with CEO and Founder, Chris Wheatley (left). Photo credits Lou Brimble
It’s top marks for the Flying High Partnership in country-wide multi-academy trust league tables.
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