Eko Trust

On 1st November 2016 we formalised our great working partnership with Kaizen Primary School and Eleanor Smith School by forming the Eko Multi-Academy Trust. Each Head Teacher is proud to be a founding schools and our strength is the collaboration which supports our pursuit of excellence for our children and young people. On 1st October 2017 we were joined by Earlham Primary School. The Trust continues to grow and strengthen.

Eko means learning in Yoruba, and the journey to enlightenment in Buddhism.

Our Vision - what we will achieve

Every member of our community is empowered to learn, to be ambitious and to be resilient.
Collaborating to Learn


Vitality, Optimism, Integrity, Courage, Equity

Our Mission

  • We collaborate to achieve world class outcomes for our children, young people and  families
  • We develop flexible, innovative approaches to learning to  build our centres of excellence
  • We invest in high quality support and development  across diverse schools
  • We support and  challenge each other in an inclusive environment


We are:

  • open to learn from each other
  • thoughtful and inspiring
  • understanding of each other’s strengths, weaknesses, background and motivations
  • trustworthy and loyal to the team
  • respectful when challenging
  • resilient when challenged
  • clear and honest and have the courage to disagree.

We do:

  • have the highest professional standards and celebrate our achievements
  • look after ourselves and each other’s well being
  • accept there will be challenges and give each other space and time
  • listen & respect each other
  • support opinions with facts and evidence
  • express gratitude
  • talk with clarity and honesty and have the courage to disagree
  • deliver in an accurate, timely and cost effective way.

 Collaborating to Learn

Eko trust website

Funding Agreement for Gainsborough Primary School