The Lionheart Education Trust is a renowned family of eleven schools based in and around Leicestershire. We strive to provide the highest quality education in each of our unique schools, raising the attainment of our talented students and reflecting the local communities of which they are a part.

The foundation of our Trust is built on a perfect balance of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development. We realise the importance of delivering quality first teaching; developing well-rounded young people and preparing them for life beyond education. We’re always looking forward, and believe our students should be too.

By being forward-thinking, we ultimately aim to break barriers between all of our students and their successes. We believe that every young person, no matter their background, has an equal right to an equal education. We hope that this pupil-centred approach is clear as you navigate our website.


The Cedars Academy, also located in Birstall, joined the Trust in March 2015 following the merger of Stonehill High School (an 11-14 provision) and Longslade Community College (14-18). Likewise, through the sharing of best practice and extensive collaboration, the school were awarded with a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in their inspection in February 2018.

4-19 Provision

We have now created the basis for an outstanding 4-19 provision in Birstall, allowing the natural progression from Riverside and Highcliffe through to The Cedars Academy, providing our young people with the greatest opportunity to succeed in Higher Education and the world of work.

Hallam Fields Primary School

Due to our success in Birstall, coupled with the evident need for further educational provision in the area, we opened Hallam Fields Primary School in August 2017 – a brand new one-form entry school serving the Hallam Fields estate on the west side of Birstall. Through developing students both academically and holistically, we hope to work to achieve an outstanding educational provision throughout Birstall in the near future.



Schools join the trust

After a number of months of pre-sponsorship support following the Judgemeadow Community College’s ‘Inadequate’ Ofsted rating in December 2016, we welcomed the school to the Trust.

Judgemeadow Community College

In June 2018, we officially welcomed Judgemeadow Community College, Evington, to the Trust. We have been able to implement a number of key changes to ensure standards are raised and students receive the high quality of education they deserve.

Martin High School

Martin High School, Anstey, joined the Trust in September 2018 and are already working alongside The Cedars Academy in providing a comprehensive Sixth Form provision across both sites to students located in both Birstall and Anstey.

Humphrey Perkins School

Humphrey Perkins School located in Barrow upon Soar also joined the Trust in October 2018.

Sir Jonathan North

Sir Jonathan North Community College, a very successful secondary school in Leicester, joined the Trust in March 2019.

Sir Jonathan North is an outstanding school with a committed staff body, a strong track record of student progress, and enthusiastic students with big ambitions for their learning. Their ethos and approach to teaching and learning chimes with that of all the schools currently in the Trust and will continue to strengthen the delivery of an educational experience which has student welfare and the highest quality of education at its core.

We hope to continue to build on the precedent of raising standards of attainment whilst delivering the highest quality of holistic development to every one of our students. We hope you can join us on our journey to ‘Outstanding’.

To find out more about the Lionheart Educational Trust, please visit the Lionheart Educational Trust website.