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John Milton Academy Trust
Ambition, Aspiration, Excellence

Based in Suffolk, the John Milton Academy Trust was established in September 2016.  The trust comprises one secondary (Stowupland High School) and three primary academies (Bacton Primary School, Cedars Park Primary School and Mendlesham Primary School).

All four academies are situated near Stowmarket, Suffolk, serving a predominately rural population. Stowupland High School is an 11-18 secondary school with 1,050 pupils. Bacton Primary School is a small primary school with approximately 166 pupils, Cedars Park Primary School is a larger primary school with approximately 447 pupils and Mendlesham Primary School is a small primary school with approximately 100 pupils.  The close geographical proximity of the schools enables the trust to develop a relationship with parents and children from Early Years through to sixth form.

The trust currently has three Members and eight Trustee Directors.  For more information about the trust you can click on the link to the website here:

For the governance page with details of the Members and Trustees, including the annual published accounts, please click here:

Registered Office:  JMAT Centre, Church Road, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4BQ.
Company Number: 10298832

JMAT Website

John Milton Academy Trust Website


Background on academy trusts

Academy schools, which are charities run independently of local authority control, now account for 69% of secondary schools and 23% of primaries – and their number is growing all the time.

Many of these schools are grouped together as multi-academy trusts.  If the schools are to fulfil their potential, the trusts need non-executives (known in charity law as trustees) to bring a wide range of skills and experience to help guide strategy, ensure their ambitions can be soundly financed and keep their schools up to the mark delivering for their pupils.


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