Mercia Learning Trust is a successful partnership of currently 3 primary and 3 secondary schools located in the south-west of Sheffield.
We are proud that our trust has a strong reputation for school effectiveness and improvement. Chris French, CEO
Our Secondary Schools
King Ecgbert School
The founding school in the trust, King Ecgbert School is an outstanding 11-18+ secondary located on the fringe of Sheffield with approximately 1400 students. The school is over-subscribed.
World Class School of the Year 2019.
Headteacher: Paul Haigh
A free school established in 2018 by Mercia Learning Trust, the school is growing by one year group per academic year, and is over-subscribed.
Mercia School offers an education that is traditional and academically rigorous.
Headteacher: Dean Webster
Address: Carter Knowle Road, Sheffield, S7 2DY
Telephone: 0114 553 9080
Ofsted: Not yet inspected
Newfield School is a strongly good (2017) 11-16 secondary school with approximately 1000 students serving a community in the south of Sheffield.
It has been on a rapid improvement journey since it was sponsored by the trust in 2015. Outcomes in recent years have been well above average and as a result the school is over-subscribed.
Headteacher: Emma Anderson
Our Primary Schools
Woodlands Primary School
Woodlands is a 2-11 school with approximately 450 pupils, serving the Gleadless and Norton community in the south of Sheffield.
Inspected in February 2022, the school has been upgraded to 'Good' in all areas following a period of intense improvement across the whole school.
Woodlands Primary was formerly Valley Park Primary until January 2022.
Headteacher: Lauren Johnstone
Totley Primary School
Totley Primary is an outstanding (2015) 4-11 primary school which formed the original multi-academy trust partnership in 2015.
Totley is located on the fringe of Sheffield and is a key feeder into King Ecgbert School. It has been high performing and over-subscribed for several years.
Headteacher: Ben Paxman
Nether Edge Primary School
Nether Edge Primary is an outstanding (2015) 3-11 primary school with approximately 450 students. It formed the original multi-academy trust partnership in 2015.
Nether Edge is located in a vibrant and multi-cultural community and is a key feeder to King Ecgbert and Mercia School. It has been high performing for several years and as a result is over-subscribed.
Headteacher: Michele Nott