Mid Norfolk Academy Trust

A Multi Academy Trust

Our Vision

The Mid Norfolk Academy Trust aims to become a family of like-minded schools which are committed to working together to give the children of Mid Norfolk a truly outstanding education.

Our schools will maintain their own proud identities, which have been established over many years, while sharing a common ethos.
This is focused on striving for outstanding outcomes for all children, developing and nurturing the whole child and continuing to develop a purposeful and happy community of schools.

Our ten core aims are to:

  • Put the needs of the children, families and communities we serve at the centre of everything we do
  • Strive for the very best educational outcomes for every child in our schools, irrespective of background
  • Develop a philosophy that every year group counts equally and that no child will be allowed to fall behind
  • Build on the strengths and successes of each school in our family to provide mutual support and challenge
  • Ensure high-quality systems for governance
  • Nurture excellent and sustainable leadership at all levels
  • Provide high-quality professional development
  • Ensure the quality of teaching and learning is excellent
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is enriched for all through access to the arts, sport and educational visits
  • Ensure that every child has the best possible preparation for the next stage of their lives


In a multi-academy trust (MAT), a single trust is responsible for a number of academies. The MAT consists of the “members” and the “trustees”.

Each school within the Mid Norfolk Academy Trust has its own Local Academy Board. These will always include two parent representatives.

Governance structure of the Mid Norfolk Academy Trust
Governance structure of the Mid Norfolk Academy Trust.
(‘LAB’ stands for Local Academy Board)

Our Schools

Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School is a popular and successful school in the heart of the community of Dereham and its surrounding villages.

We have a tradition of high standards of achievement with a commitment to excellence in learning.

We provide a wide range of learning activities to enrich the curriculum and believe that every child is an individual and should be given opportunities to excel and succeed.

We set high targets and expect the best from all students and the staff who work with them. Visitors to the school always comment on the calm, orderly atmosphere where there is a real focus on learning.