Summit Learning Trust

Summit Learning Trust

The Sixth Form College, Solihull is delighted to announce a new brand identity, launching this month. Currently part of the Ninestiles Academy Trust, this Trust is becoming the Summit Learning Trust from Monday 7 January 2019.

The College joined the Trust on 1 August 2017 and for the past 16 months has benefited from the collaborative strength of being a member of a Trust that comprises four primary schools, three secondary schools and ourselves.

The rebranding removes any confusion that once existed from the Trust sharing the same name as one of its member schools, but the culture and ethos of the College and the Trust remains unchanged. The College’s ethos is best summarised by our Mission Statement, which states that the College is a place for people who Aspire, Invest and Respect. These principles underpin all the policies and regulations, which manage how we work together as students, staff, parents and trustees. The culture and ethos that these values sustain create the capacity to transform life chances, enabling all of us to stretch our potential to the full.

College Principal Martin Sullivan commented:

“The Sixth Form College, Solihull is delighted to be part of the Summit Learning Trust. This new brand enables us to build on the great work we have been doing at the College and across the wider Trust. The name Summit embodies our aspirations and ambitions for the future and we are confident we will live up to that name. Teachers and College leaders are working tirelessly with our students and with parents, to achieve the highest standards we can to ensure our students can realise their potential and progress to the destination of their choice, be it university, a higher apprenticeship or employment.”

Summit Learning Trust Chief Executive Catherine Anwar added:

“The introduction of the new Trust name does not, in any way, change the governance or leadership of the Trust or our schools and neither will it have any practical day-to-day impact on our pupils and staff. However, the Board of Trustees felt a change of name was appropriate following the expansion of the Trust since its inception, and we wanted to signal our renewed vision and purpose. The new name symbolises our aspiration and ambition for all children and young people in our family of schools.”

Under the umbrella of the Summit Learning Trust will be Erdington Hall Primary School, The Oaklands Primary School, Pegasus Primary School, Yarnfield Primary School, Cockshut Hill School, Lyndon School, Ninestiles Academy and The Sixth Form College, Solihull.

Over the next six months, the new brand identity will be embedded into the identity of all eight member schools and colleges. This will include a new logo for the College, for the Summit Learning Trust and for each member school.

7 January 2019