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Flying High Trust

The Flying High Trust was established in June 2012. The ethos behind the Trust is one of sustainable school improvement; and schools joining the Trust do so with the prime aim of improving each other so that they can all become outstanding schools. This ethos is guided by the core principles: 


  • Children first - at the heart of every decision is, will this benefit our children? 

  • Aspiration for all - children, staff families and local communities to aim high and dream big. 

  • Ensuring our schools are at the heart of their communities. 

  • Supporting meaningful partnership - schools that support and challenge each other to become the best schools in the universe through mutual accountability. 

  • A commitment to continuous improvement - to strive to provide the best opportunities for our children so that they can look back with pride and forward with confidence. 

  • Primary led - this is our area of passion and expertise and we focus on developing the whole child and each child as an individual. 


Our Values 


By the end of their primary education we aim for all of our children be ready for secondary school and to be inspired to be the best they can be through our seven values. 


All members of the Trust Partnership share these values and embed them across their school running through the curriculum, displays, behaviour for learning and development of the whole child. The values are celebrated through our end of year Flying High Trust Awards evening showcasing the achievements and contributions of children, staff, families and wider members of the community in the context of our values. 


As a Trust Partnership our expectation is that all schools: 


  • Focus on achieving the best for every child. 

  • Commit to become an outstanding, self-improving school. 

  • Commit to a school-led system. 

  • Commit to the values, principles, policies and procedures of the Trust. 

  • Become a member of Candleby Lane Teaching School Alliance. 


We aim for our schools to be the best schools in the universe! 


We believe that this vision will: 


  • Develop the whole child and create inquisitive learners. 

  • Enable all children to be confident, building on strengths and improving in areas of need. 

  • Enable children to understand the part they play in the world in the future - as a positive citizen and a driver of business and enterprise. 

  • Create high aspirations for all school stakeholders. 

  • Ensure high quality teaching and learning. 

  • Support the development of all teachers and leaders to be the best they can be and to realise their career potential. 

  • Support the development of effective teaching across the region and country. 


Contacting the Flying High Trust


CEO: Mr Chris Wheatley 

Chair: Mr Neil Robinson 


Both the CEO and Chair can be contacted using the details below:  


Flying High Trust 

c/o Cotgrave Candleby Lane School 



NG12 3JG 




T: 0115 989 1915 

Twitter: @FlyingHighTrust  


Key documents


Please click here to access key Trust documents including: 

  • Articles of Association 

  • Master Funding Agreement 

  • Statement of Accounts 

  • Model Scheme of Delegation 

  • Trustees Register of Business Interests 

  • School Improvement Strategy 

  • Trust Business Plan 

  • Governance structure, terms of reference and school governor information 



Click here to meet the Trust Directors and Members 


Click here to see all schools within the partnership 


Click here to find out about vacancies across the Trust  

Mapplewells Scheme of Delegation

Mapplewells Supplemental Funding Agreement

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