The River Learning Trust

In September 2017 Kingsdown School became a partner of the River Learning Trust (RLT). In doing so we joined a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which now comprises of 6 Secondary Schools, 16 Primary Schools, and a school-centred Initial Teacher Training provider.

Since October 2016, the RLT has been working with the teams, leaders and Governors of Kingsdown and has made a significant impact on the general confidence within and across the school, its culture and strategic direction.

What does it mean to be an RLT school and what are the benefits?

The RLT provides Kingsdown with:

  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring for Kingsdown’s leaders, supporting them in embedding the 
required level of school improvement and ensuring the best possible outcomes for all our students.
  • Access to a wide range of networks which will assist our teams in delivering excellence in and outside of the classroom.
  • Numerous Professional Development opportunities for our staff – both teaching and professional support staff – which has had a huge impact on our all-important staff recruitment and retention strategy.
  • Resources and capacity to support with several key operational processes, previously provided by LAs, such as HR, Financial as well as Governor support.
  • The leaders across the RLT support Kingsdown in regularly reviewing our Self Evaluation processes – the “where we believe we are” and, more importantly, the “what we need to focus on in order to improve further”.

Please visit the RLT website to find out more

Via the link below you will be able to access statutory information that Academy Trusts must publish, such as the annual report, annual audited accounts, memorandum of association, articles of association, funding agreement.

Information about the Board of Trustees can be found here:

The River Learning Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. The River Learning Trust’s registered and working central office is C/O Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT.

Telephone: 01865 558727


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