The Citizen School Trust was set up in 2013 by a team of school leaders, community organisers, and professionals from the National Audit Office, British Chambers of Commerce and leading national charities. Over 2013 and 2014 we worked with local parents, educational specialists and local officials to develop a vision for a school that had the community at its core.

As well as achieving educational excellence, the Citizen School Trust will use community organising methods aimed at social transformation. We believe this can be achieved through clear leadership, a values-driven approach, and through partnerships between students, families, neighbours, and organisations across local neighbourhoods.