The Dean Trust is leading the way in school improvement. We currently have five secondary schools and four primary schools within our Multi Academy Trust.   Our founder school, Ashton on Mersey, based in Trafford, has achieved five consecutive ‘Outstanding’ gradings by Ofsted.  The Dean Trust Teaching School provides outstanding CPD support for all staff across our schools, as well as delivering external support to other schools and academies across the North West and beyond.

‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’ has been embraced by all of the schools in The Dean Trust and we have proved the power of these words with record breaking examination results and praise in inspections.

Lord Derby Academy, with its traditional values and high aspirations, offers an outstanding learning environment in the heart of a caring community of which pupils, parents and carers can be proud.  Lord Derby Academy joined The Dean Trust in 2014 and has witnessed significant changes during this time.  It has made rapid improvements that have resulted in Lord Derby Academy becoming the ‘school of choice’ in Knowsley.  Our vision is to further build on our existing success through continuing to embed basic values of respect and good behaviour whilst providing exceptional opportunities for learning. The Academy offers a broad and traditional curriculum and a flourishing enrichment programme.  We also have outstanding provision with regards to pastoral care.

The support, guidance and passion of the Chief Executive, the Academies Director and the Headteacher along with staff across the school have been instrumental in raising standards and aspirations of the children of Huyton.

The reputation of The Dean Trust is considered to be second to none and our skilled and dedicated staff have supported many schools in the North West.

Chief Executive

Mr Tarun Kapur CBE
Chief Executive

Academies Director

Mr Barry Bridden MEd,MSc
Academies Director

Head of School Lord Derby Academy

Miss V Gowan NPQH
Lord Derby Academy