Greywood Multi-Schools Trust opened its doors on Monday 2nd September 2019. The Friary School, Queen’s Croft High School and Henry Chadwick Primary School are the founder members of the Trust.

The formal opening was well-attended by students, school and Trust leaders and local dignitaries, including Lichfield Mayor – Deb Bacon, Councillor Jane Marks, and Michael Fabricant MP.

The three schools are working together to share good practice, offer mutual support, and to bring cost efficiencies so that the most is made out of every single penny of funding.

Michael Fabricant MP, who officially opened the Trust, said: “It is great that these three schools have come together and most importantly that the Trust will remain local to Lichfield with a strong sense of community.”

Pat Hunt, the CEO of Greywood Multi-Schools Trust, said: “We are all very excited about our vision becoming a reality. The Multi-Schools Trust is a local Trust with the community at its heart. We intend to make sure our children and young people have an outstanding educational journey with a breadth of opportunities so as they can lead fulfilled and successful lives.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “With around 75% of secondary schools already academies, this move is down a well-trodden path, and it is very much about keeping our school’s identity and ensuring we deliver the very best education to the children we are responsible for.”