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Welcome from the CEO

Welcome to Frays Academy Trust!

We are a family of schools dedicated to fostering excellence in learning through strength in partnership and investment in character.

We are a well-established Trust, experienced in school improvement and with a strong track record of improving schools. As a Christian organisation with Church articles, we have been very successfully in ensuring the best possible provision both our Church schools as well as our community schools. We have excellent retentions rates for our staff as we provide a very strong package of professional development. This has enabled so many of our leaders to progress in their careers, taking on new challenges and making a significant impact on the education of our children.

Our vision is to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child can flourish, develop their talents, and reach their full potential. We believe in collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to strong, Christian values.

Frays was established in 2012 with a clear vision: to empower primary school children with an exceptional education. We've grown into a multi-academy trust managing seven schools across South Hillingdon and Wokingham. Our mission is unwavering: to unlock the full potential of every child entrusted to our care.

At Frays, we believe in the transformative power of education, equally accessible to all regardless of background, culture, or faith. Through exceptional teaching, we equip our pupils with the skills and resilience they need to thrive. Our aim is to foster a love of learning, setting them on a path to become well-rounded, confident young individuals.


Our history

LDBS Frays Academy Trust originated from the successful federation and improvement between St Matthew’s and Cowley St Laurence Primary Schools in South Hillingdon. The Trust was formed in 2012, initially covering South Hillingdon. As a result of its successful approach, the Trust began to work in other neighbouring local authorities and opened its first Academy in Wokingham in 2019.

The Frays approach has been based on two models; direct support from the central team and the school to school support model which has worked successfully in supporting other schools outside of the Trust.

An integral part of the vision of Frays is to develop staff and leaders at all levels to empower change and develop an exciting and vibrant curriculum. We have had huge success in transforming leadership in our schools with a strong track record of internal appointments to new leadership positions; a significant proportion of our Headteachers started their careers in Frays. The development of people within Frays has enabled us to develop a strong track record of success in improving the effectiveness of schools both within Frays and with schools outside of the Trust.

As a Trust, we continue to look for opportunities where we can improve the education and life chance of young people.


Chris Cole

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Frays Academy Trust

LDBS Frays Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by
guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company
number 0833507

Registered Office:
c/o Cowley St Laurence CE Primary School
Worcester Road, Cowley, Middlesex, UB8 3TH