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Our Schools

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

Address: Totley Brook Road, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3QU
Telephone: 0114 235 3855
Osted Rating: Outstanding


Mercia School

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

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

Address: Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP
Telephone: 0114 255 7331
Ofsted: Good


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

Address: Norton Avenue, Sheffield, S14 1SL
Telephone: 0114 239 6464
Ofsted: Good


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

Address: Sunnyvale Road, Sheffield, S17 4FB
Telephone: 0114 236 4482
Ofsted: Outstanding


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

Address: Glen Road, Sheffield, S7 1RB
Telephone: 0114 255 0926
Ofsted: Outstanding