Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust (TTMAT) was established in September 2017 and now consists of four secondary schools; Madeley Academy, Sandwell Academy and Walsall Academy, Thomas Telford University Technical College and one primary school, Redhill Primary Academy.
TTMAT has a unique flat management structure that provides the Headteachers’ of each Academy with the autonomy, independence and accountability to take full responsibility for running their Academy. TTMAT has a small management team that provides advice and support and ensures that through effective communication and collaboration opportunities to work together serve the collective efforts to further raise standards.
The key aim for TTMAT is to provide academic environments where students have the opportunity to achieve their personal best and where individual talents, in all forms, can be maximised. Students enjoy conditions that enable them to be successful and confident learners who make progress. Each Academy offers a broad curriculum that includes the national curriculum and opportunities to specialise in certain fields, such as Business, Physical Education, Science and Technology. From primary age students benefit from a curriculum design which promotes both independence and teamwork, encouraging children to take ownership of their own learning, making choices in the way they present their work, how they research and who they work with. In the post-16 phase, a broad spectrum of vocational and academic options are available to suit all abilities and wide-ranging ambitions giving students the best possible conditions from which they can secure their chosen pathways to future employment.
Opened as West Midlands University Technical College in 2015, catering for 14-18 year olds to address a skills shortage around its specialism of Innovate, Design & Build. Becoming Thomas Telford UTC is now an 11-18 school replicating the Thomas Telford template, whilst retaining its technical specialism, employer engagement and apprenticeship links.
Redhill Primary Academy in Priorslee, opened in 1998, with a total capacity of 420 pupils. From 2015, the school age range widened from age 3-11 when it opened its own Nursery offering places for up to 37 children. The supportive ethos within the Academy enables students of all abilities to thrive as they grow and develop.
Opened in 2009, Madeley Academy is a 1100 place 11-18 Academy and a specialist Sports College, based in the historic mining town of Madeley in Telford. Our facility is ‘state of the art’ and was further enhanced in 2011 when an extension to accommodate sixth form of 200 was completed.
Sandwell Academy opened in 2006 and now educates over 1,200 students, recruiting 200 students each year into Year 7 and a Sixth Form of 350 students. Students benefit from state of the art facilities and modern equipment in all areas, especially in Sport, Business and ICT.
Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1200 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. We offer first class facilities, state of the art ICT and the opportunity to specialise in more Technology, Science and Performing Arts alongside the National Curriculum.