Victoria Academies Trust


We believe that Victoria Academies should be values-driven where leadership at all levels has a strong moral purpose. Taking inspiration from the Latin word Fides (‘To Trust’) we believe in five simple core values that underpin all that we do:

Focus on Family

Insist on Excellence

Do Good As You Go

Embrace Innovation

Seize Success

So that we can fulfil our purpose (or our ‘why’), we have a number of core values that drive all that we do. These serve as our guiding principles that help us navigate and should be nurtured for their own sake. We believe that our values stand the test of time and allow us to stay true to our purpose.

We are proud that the story behind our trust is built on two very strong historical women, Queen Victoria and the ancient Roman deity, Fides. The Trust is named after the sponsor and founding school, Victoria Park. The Latin root of the word Victoria (or ‘victory’) comes from ‘to overcome’. As we all know, Queen Victoria was alive at a time of a period of tremendous innovation and growth, and with a strong sense of traditional values, we think this is a lasting metaphor for all that we believe in as a Trust.

Our values are built around five key beliefs (or tenets) based on the Latin word Fides, the ancient Roman goddess of trust (as in ‘confidential’). Fides was also the guardian of good faith (bona fide) and honesty. Her temple on the Capitol in ancient Rome was where the Senate of the Roman Empire signed and kept state treaties and new laws, and where Fides protected them over two thousand years ago. Meaning ‘to trust’, Fides therefore underpins all that we do

About the Trust

We are a Multi Academy Trust operating across the West Midlands. Currently we are a family of nine primary schools across five local authorities. Our tenth school, Elm Tree Primary Academy is due to open in September 2022. This will be a special school for autistic children based in Sandwell. Our eleventh school, Austin Park Primary Academy is currently in the planning stage and will be a two form entry school in Worcestershire.

Victoria Academies Trust exists to make all of our people the best they can be. Everything we do is designed to serve the needs of our children, school communities and colleagues.

We want our people to be brilliant, kind and courageous, to be aspirational for themselves and others. Quite simply, we want our people to just be the best they can be.

To find out more about Victoria Academies Trust, including what it is like to be a pupil, colleague or school joining us, click on the link below.