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A Primary Trust for Primary Schools

Lumen Learning Trust

Lumen Learning Trust Learning together for a brighter future


The Lumen Learning Trust was established in Autumn 2013 as a natural development of the school-to-school support carried out by the leadership team at Saxon Primary.  It currently consists of four member schools: Saxon Primary School in Shepperton, The Echelford Primary in Ashford, Riverbridge Primary in Staines-upon-Thames - all in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne as well as Walton Oak School in Walton-upon-Thames in the Surrey borough of Elmbridge.

In February 2010 Saxon’s leadership and management achieved an Outstanding judgement at Ofsted and began to support vulnerable schools both locally and further afield.  In doing so, Saxon’s team were drawing on their own experience of taking Saxon from a school in Special Measures (2007) to a school in such a position of strength that it gained sponsorship status from the DfE in June 2013 and was designated a National Support School by the National College for Teaching & Leadership in September 2013.   Our support for other schools is enhanced by the experience and skills of a number of our team; we have 9 accredited Specialist Leaders of Education on the teaching team and our Executive Principal, Mrs. Mary Ellen McCarthy is a National Leader of Education and a school inspector. 

We believe education is the 'engine room' to a strong economy.  Schools are therefore duty-bound to do all they can to enable their pupils to acquire a relevant and rounded repertoire of skills which enables them to grow into happy, fulfilled adults who can enjoy real choice regarding how they live their lives and who understand their responsibility in terms of supporting the wider community.  

We understand primary schools are the beginning of this journey and so we have a particular part to play in securing these positive outcomes. 

Our Vision

Lumen Learning Trust puts the children's needs at the heart of its provision.  We are committed to enabling children to become successful lifelong learners and happy, fulfilled adults who can make positive choices about their future.

We are committed to supporting and collaborating with other schools in the development of learning and leadership to create a stimulating and rewarding environment for the whole community. 

 * Developing Leadership Capacity        * Strengthening Classroom Provision        * Realising Potential