Message from the CEO

A non-profit making charity, STEP Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances of all children – where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so. It is our mission, founded on moral purpose, which makes me feel so privileged and proud to lead STEP Academy Trust as CEO.
STEP Academy Trust has a strong and unique sense of unity. All of our academies support STEP First: the commitment that we are all one team. As such, we establish consistency in our approaches, support each other to improve and always remain firmly focused on the challenges ahead.
Our approach, articulated through the STEP Compass, enables our children to achieve the quality education they deserve - the STEP Standard.
Thank you for showing an interest in STEP Academy Trust by visiting our website. We hope you find all the information you require; however, please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to arrange a visit to one of our academies.

Mark Ducker OBE
CEO STEP Academy Trust

STEP Compass

As the name suggests, the STEP Compass guides our academy communities, both individually and collectively.
By ensuring clarity of direction across our organisation, all stakeholders understand how their contributions further the Mission and Vision of STEP Academy Trust.
At the heart of our organisation are the Mission, Vision and Values - everything derives from them. The Compass is, in effect, our Trust's strategic development plan; although we know it as our story.
The STEP Compass helps us to know how to work together. It's about understanding and collaboration.

- Shaun, aged 10, Applegarth Academy

Our Mission

Our Mission

STEP Academy Trust is committed to improving the life chances of all children. Where we have the capacity to make a difference we are morally bound to do so.

Our Vision

Our Vision

To develop a united partnership of excellent academies, where empowered leaders place our learners at the heart of everything and all are supported to be successful.

Our Values

Our Values

Our Values are PUPAC:

Passion
Urgency
Positivity
Aspiration
Commitment