Our sponsor



Academic success is attributable to the commitment of pupils, teachers and parents working together. We are dedicated to enhanced teaching and learning, rigorous monitoring of standards, robust assessment of pupils work and fostering enthusiasm for learning in our children.

We will demonstrate integrity of purpose through high aspirations and high achievement for every child and young person. Our aim is for our pupils to become confident, resilient and independent learners – to become active and committed citizens within their local community and beyond. EMLC Academy Trust, has a proven track record of academic success.
EMLC Academy Trust was incorporated in July 2012 for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, managing and developing academies and free schools as world class centres of excellence.


EMLC Academy Trust’s vision is to sponsor world class primary, secondary and special academies and schools that are centres of excellence for leadership, teaching and learning and driven by the moral purpose of making a significant difference in areas where failure has been ingrained and ambitions stunted.

It began its mission in 2012 with two academies: Orchard Academy in Milton Keynes and Shepherdswell Academy, with our interventions the academy has been judged ‘good with some outstanding features’ by Ofsted in June 2014.

It also sponsors Castle Academy, Hardingstone Academy and Stimpson Avenue Academy in Northampton.  Hardingstone Academy was recently judged as good by Ofsted in September 2016.

Prince William School joined EMLC Academy Trust in September 2015, this is a secondary school in Oundle, Northamptonshire.  The new Northampton International Academy also opened in September 2016.

A track record of success

The EMLC Academy Trust – working in partnership with Third Wave Enterprises – transforms and raises standards in schools by improving leadership and teaching, supporting pupils through targeted interventions and providing school to school support.

It currently works with seven academies and has a track record of success….

  • Castle Academy in Northampton, which was in special measures, has seen its level 4 combined SATs results improve significantly from 47% to 89% over the course of the year. An exceptional 92% of pupils obtained level 4 or above in reading and writing and 89% in maths
  • Stimpson Avenue Academy in Northampton reported substantial improvements in its results. The number of pupils achieving combined level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths has risen to 74% from 48% the previous year
  • Hardingstone Academy in Northampton has shown improvements in all areas with 83% of pupils achieving level 4 or above in the combined score for reading, writing and maths. Pupils recorded 86% in writing, 90% in maths and 93% in reading.  It has also been recently judged as good by Ofsted in September 2016
  • The Prince William School in Northampton took up academy status in September 2015.  Its focus is to become an outstanding academy
  • Shepherdswell Academy in Milton Keynes is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted
  • Orchard Academy in Milton Keynes has been judged by Ofsted as ‘good with some outstanding features’.  Results have improved dramatically from 37% of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths to 88%.
EMLC Academy Trust is now focused on ensuring that the new Northampton International Academy is set on a course to become outstanding and high performing.