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About Us.

The Hive Education Trust has grown out of the St Mary Magdalene Academy SAT in Islington, North London. Our management team built the Academy from the ground up in 2007, with the dream of creating an inspiring school focused on happy and successful children. We've learned by experience all the way, and our Academy is now the most over–subscribed school in Islington.

The same team have now established Hive Education Trust. We're ready to share our experience – and eager to learn from yours.

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Our Vision And Values.

Hive Education shares the same ultimate aim as the Academy from which we've grown: to nurture young people to become high achievers who will find their vocation in a global society. We place the highest value on developing students who are both happy and successful.

Our approach can be summed up by the words of Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given that separates one person from another.’

Our ambition for Hive Education Trust is to grow a thriving community of between three and five schools in the London region. We believe that working together with other schools can enrich us all – pooling our experience, offering guidance when called upon, and learning from each other. We welcome schools from all phases and designations, both faith and non–faith, that share our values.

Let us welcome you into our happy and successful Hive Education community.

At Hive Education Trust, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Food Donation Drop-Off is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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How We Work.

Hive Education Trust has a simple and clear structure. Each partner school has equal status and a direct contact with the CEO, ensuring every member of our community can quickly and easily access the expertise you need.

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Hive Education Trust

At Hive Education Trust, we believe every school is unique. Our strengths, our achievements, what we love and what makes us tick are all individual.

But we all face similar challenges every working day.

Hive Education Trust is a community of shared expertise, experience and enthusiasm. Because we understand first–hand the challenges of running a busy London school, we can give you real, practical support and individually tailored advice – helping you to lighten the load and focus on what makes your school happy and successful.

When you join our community, we'll give you wraparound care and support in admin, finance, HR and more. Our management team have many years experience in education, including ten years building a happy and successful school in Islington, North London. Now we're ready to share our experience – and to learn from yours.

Join with us, and let us welcome you into the heart of Hive Education Trust.

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Who We Are.

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Hive Education Trust Chair, Rhian Roberts,

Rhian Roberts

Chair of Hive Education Trust
Hive Education Trust Board Member

Rhian is Head of Digital Strategy Engagement for BBC Radio and Music Multiplatform and a member of the BBC Creative Leadership network. She is also on the board of trustees for Greenbelt Festival.

What We Offer Our Partner Schools

Find Out How Hive Can Help You.

In challenging modern times, there's strength in working together.

At Hive Education Trust, we'll offer you a warm and supportive environment, with wraparound care in the areas your school needs.

Whether it’s budget planning, HR, IT, admin, or individually tailored advice from our experienced and friendly team – we'd like to help. Your school may already be thriving, and would benefit financially from sharing core services. Or perhaps you face more difficult challenges. Whatever your situation, we’d love to hear from you.

We recognise that with the right level of commitment, the seemingly impossible can be achieved very quickly. Our experience tells us it can be done, if the desire is great enough.

Join with Hive Education, and we’ll give you that commitment.

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‘A shining example of an excellent school. If you want a top notch inclusive comprehensive education, this is the place to go.’

The Good Schools Guide

Sixth Form students in a Science A Level lesson at St Mary Magdalene Academy, a partner school of Hi

‘The school has one of the top five highest rated sixth forms in England.’

The Daily Telegraph

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‘Senior leaders are very purposeful; they lead successfully and with great tenacity. All leaders provide clear direction while listening carefully to staff, pupils, parents and others in the community. Self-evaluation is accurate. Improvement plans are well written and effective. Staff morale is very high. Teachers and other staff feel very well supported and challenged in their work. They can give of their best for the pupils.’


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Consultation on St Mary Magdalene Academy’s Significant Change Application

At St Mary Magdalene, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality education and excellent outcomes to our students. Our success has resulted in significant growth in recent years, and we are looking to expand in order to formally accommodate growing demand. The Academy’s current census pupil numbers are 1542 in 2022/2023, with 1575 predicted in 2023/2024. As a result, we are seeking DfE approval to expand the school’s curriculum offer, which will contribute to the growth and expansion of student numbers from 1360 to 1590.

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Hive Education Trust

We're actively seeking schools to partner with Hive Education.
If you're interested in finding out more, please contact us.

475 Liverpool Rd, London N7 8PG, UK

Hive Education Trust is a Private Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee,

No share capital.

Registered Office: Liverpool Road, London, N7 8PG

Company Registration no. 5412502

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0207 502 4715

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"Our mission is to create inspirational communities of learning, focused on happy, successful children."

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