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About the Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a mixed multi-academy trust based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.  The trust currently consists of seven schools (three secondaries and four primaries).  The trust educates approximately 5000 children and young people between the ages of 3 and 19 and employs 600 members of staff. 

We believe that all children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. 



September 2015

The de Ferrers Academy


The de Ferrers Academy is a large, co-educational school for the full range of students from ages 11-18.  The academy is based in Burton on Trent with approximately 2100 students on roll split over three campuses.

With an expanding Sixth Form of 360, the academy has recently acquired a multi-million pound, state of the art sixth form facility in the centre of town.

The academy was one of the first schools in Staffordshire to provide all of their students from years 10 - 13 with their own iPad for use in lessons and at home. 

The school was judged as good by Ofsted in January 2017.


May 2016

Eton Park Junior


Eton Park Junior is a purpose-built school for students between the ages of 7 and 11 located in Burton on Trent.  They have a very generous site which includes playing fields, a hard surface playground, a trim trail, ICT theatre, gardens and a nature conservation area.

At Eton Park, staff are determined that no child is left behind.  Each individual is given the support and guidance to enable them to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge that will prepare them for the next stage of their school career.

Horninglow Primary


Horninglow Primary is a school for pupils aged between 3 and 11 in Burton-on-Trent. Children enjoy an excellent start in the early years and benefit from committed and able staff throughout the school. 


Lansdowne: A de Ferrers Trust Academy


Lansdowne is an infants school providing education for pupils aged 3 to 7 in Burton-on-Trent.  They didn't officially open until 1991 which coincided with the opening of Eton Park Junior.

Lansdowne is a successful academy.  They pride themselves on their commitment to providing all pupils with a quality education which develops the whole child.  The school is a happy, stimulating environment with a nurturing ethos.  All children tell us they love to learn there!


May 2017

The Pingle Academy


The Pingle Academy is a co-educational, comprehensive, secondary school for students aged 11-18 years.  It is situated on a large secure site at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Swadlincote. 

Students benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, including a floodlit astro-turf area, Learning Support Base, Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre.

Staff are dedicated to ensuring that every learner’s potential is fulfilled in a happy and caring environment. They are truly inclusive and aim to remove barriers to learning and achievement in and out of the classroom. The school enjoys an excellent local reputation.


September 2017

Granville Academy


Granville is a small secondary school catering for students aged 11-16 in Woodville. 

Granville is committed to providing academic excellence within a caring and inclusive environment. 

Alongside their drive for sustained academic improvement is their view that every student matters.  They have the highest expectations for their students in all aspects of academy life and believe in developing them in each area – academic, social, moral and cultural.  The academy is thriving with creativity through sport, art, drama, music and language, and they actively promote the health, well-being, character and development of the whole person.


September 2018

Richard Wakefield C.E. Primary Academy ‚Äč


Richard Wakefield is the most recent academy to join the Trust.  There are 190 pupils aged from 3 to 11 years. Many of the children live in the lovely village of Tutbury, which is about five miles from Burton-on-Trent. The school is fortunate to have the spectacular setting of Tutbury Castle in the background.

Pupil views are actively sought and respected. and the school aims to offer high quality education.  Their latest Ofsted report states:

‘As a result of good teaching, pupils achieve well across a range of subjects including, reading, writing and mathematics’ and  ‘Behaviour is outstanding.  It is calm, caring and purposeful and helps to make the school a happy and safe place for everyone.’