EMAT - Our Sponsor

Shepherdswell Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, which currently has seven schools across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes - one all-through school, one secondary school and five primary schools.

We are driven by a strong moral purpose that every child has the right to outstanding teaching and leadership. It is our passion to work with our children, their parents and carers and our staff to create world-class schools that demonstrate integrity of purpose through high aspiration for every child. We set high expectations for our leaders and teachers to support and stretch every child to ensure they make excellent progress and build the skills, knowledge and attributes that will prepare them well for secondary school and beyond.

We believe we have a distinctive model for delivering this vision and purpose in our academies.

The key elements are:

  • We value the uniqueness of local communities and see each academy with a unique identity reflecting the highest aspirations for its community and with strong links to that community, including other local schools.
  • We believe in the importance of an innovative curriculum for our academies, focusing strongly on mastering literacy and mathematics and including a foreign language from Year 2, computing, science, geography, history, art, music and physical education.
  • We will extend the day that children are at our academies, because we do not think there are any short cuts to success. This will provide more time for learning, enjoyment and enrichment activities.
  • We place great importance on a proper partnership with parents and carers through Parent Advocacy Groups and believe that parents and carers play an important role in the development and progress of their children in our academies.

Curriculum Statement

Every school in the East Midlands Academy Trust (EMAT) is committed to providing the highest standard of education so that all children are supported to be the best that they can be.

You can read our Curriculum Statement by clicking here.


Key Performance Indicators

Our Key Performance Indicators set out our expected standards as a Trust in areas including curriculum, SEND, EAL and safeguarding.

You can read our Key Performance Indicators by clicking here.


Find out more about the Trust by visiting:


East Midlands Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales No. 08149829. Company address: Pyramus House, Roman Way, Grange Park, Northampton, NN4 5EA, 01604 215149. 

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