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“Taking learning deeper, wider, further”

About the Trust

Welcome to the Ocean Learning Trust which formed as a Multi Academy Trust on 1st July 2015. We are a growing organisation currently consisting of six community and church primary schools in the Bournemouth and Poole area:


Bethany CE Junior School, Heatherlands Primary School (a National Support School), Heathlands Primary Academy, Queen's Park Infant Academy, St Clement’s & St John’s CE Infant School and St Luke’s CE Primary School.


Our schools have their own Headteacher and Local Governing Body and are encouraged to develop their distinctive character, ethos and values within the communities they serve. We are committed to enabling each school to flourish with a high degree of autonomy within a culture of collaboration, challenge and mutual support.

Our vision: 


Taking Learning Deeper, Wider, Further


The OCEAN Learning Trust is a community of schools committed to working together for the common good, empowering every school to improve the life opportunities of all our children. The collective vision is to provide an inclusive, world class education, enabling children to become inspired, self-motivated and successful lifelong learners and global citizens inspired to make a difference in the world - transforming lives, transforming communities. We strive for our schools to be outstanding in every respect. Teaching and Learning Excellence is promoted by sharing effective practice, ideas, resources and personnel within and beyond the Trust.


Our aim is to:


  • Keep children and their achievement and wellbeing at the heart of all we do

  • Ensure all children attending an Ocean Learning Trust Academy achieve well, become confident, successful learners and have opportunity to fully develop their talents and potential 

  • Raise aspirations and set high expectations for everyone in the organisation, supporting children and staff to achieve the highest individual and collective standards possible – inspire to achieve

  • Nurture children’s growth in character, helping them to recognise their own uniqueness and respect and value the uniqueness and dignity of others

  • Develop in children a growth mindset, encouraging them to take their learning deeper, wider and further than they imagine possible 

  • Empower children to reach out to others and make a difference in the world

  • Be at the forefront of educational leading practice – being the best we can be 

  • Attract and develop the very best staff; develop great leaders 

  • Forge strong and effective partnerships with parents and the wider community 

  • Safeguard and develop the distinctive character, ethos and values of Community schools and the distinctive character, ethos and Christian values of Church schools within the Trust


Our values:


Trust – Compassion - Collaboration - Inspiration – Excellence

Our aspiration:


  • OLT Academies provide a world class education where children and staff collaborate and learn with partner schools and colleagues locally and across the world; they are recognised as beacons of excellence in learning and achievement.
  • Children in OLT Academies consistently excel in learning. They are confident, trustworthy, compassionate, respectful and resilient, equipped to grasp opportunities, reach out to others and make a difference in the world.
  • OLT staff are recognised as inspirational co-learners and educators, the very best in the field. They engage in and contribute to a range of professional development opportunities and action research; many gain further qualifications, some at the highest level.
  • OLT develops leaders who are an inspiration to all, driven by a strong moral purpose and a passion to ensure all schools and the Trust thrive as organisations. They engage in system leadership, adding value to the practice and success of others.
  • OLT Academies are centres of life-long learning, making a difference in the local community and the wider world.
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