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The Vale Academy Trust comprises nine church and community schools based in the South Oxfordshire towns of Wantage and Abingdon; two secondary schools and seven primary schools, none of which are more than 10 miles apart.

St. John's CE Primary Academy on the Wellington Gate housing development in Grove is now open to Nursery and Reception age children. This will be followed by St John's CE Secondary Academy opening in 2025 close by, thereby offering the first 'all through' school experience in the locality.    


  • The Vale Academy Trust is a family of schools recognised for providing exceptional, stimulating, inclusive learning opportunities in a safe, happy environment where all can flourish;
  • The Trust will inspire the highest standards of achievement and personal growth for the young people in our schools and for everyone that works for the Trust;
  • Through working together and sharing excellent practice, Vale Academy Trust schools will support the learning needs of all within our local communities, well into the future.

We believe in developing our people to be able to model the highest quality of teaching and leadership, growing and inspiring our own leaders and supporting the aspirations of our staff.


The Vale Academy Trust is committed to building brilliant futures together by fostering and nurturing a trusting and caring culture focused on the well-being of everyone associated with the Trust, so that we feel supported, heard, accepted and valued and empowered. 

The Trust’s values are central to our commitment to the well-being of all.

To see a brief video about our Trust CLICK HERE.


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