Who we are

Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL) Multi Academy Trust, established in 2016, encompasses 16 schools across Milton Keynes and Corby, Northamptonshire. We are proud of our growth and the development of our schools, not for its own sake, but because we are truly able to evidence that our ways of working together, sharing excellence in practice and developing people positively impacts over 6000 children and their families.

Our roots as an organisation stem from our experience, practice and belief in school development and system leadership. Our ambition and aspiration for all, no matter the starting point, is an essential force in creating confidence, innovation and strength in our individuals, teams and schools. We are mindful of our integration with the wider school system. The UK Government’s White Paper ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’ in March 2022, outlines the vision for all schools to be part of a strong Multi-Academy Trust providing ‘high quality and inclusive education…. working where they are needed most, levelling up standards and transforming underperforming schools’.

A key aspect of the trust is the established, and well respected Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training. IFtL schools will also be able to benefit from the outstanding in-house CPD.

IFtL also has Sponsorship status, supporting the Regional Commissioner with the national strategy for school improvement. 

We are approved by the DfE to support underperforming academies/groups of academies and to open brand new academies. We were proud to open Whitehouse Primary School in September 2016,  Fairfields Primary School in September 2017 and Glebe Farm School in September 2022.

IFtL has a proven track record in these areas and intends to continue to marry our vision with the national landscape of improvement and equity of access to opportunities. At IFtL, we strive to continuously deliver high quality education, including for disadvantaged children and children with SEND, operating fair access. However, in addition, our schools have an ever-growing wider purpose in intellectual, social and character development; understanding our role in society; our civic duty. We recognise the power of schools working together as places that inspire people, children and adults, to be continuously learning, to be supported in their growth and to celebrate and help others in their achievements is something that we fully recognise and are driven to deliver in an ambitious yet sustainable way.

We are successful in our vision by attracting, retaining and developing the best leaders, teachers and professional services staff; by acting and investing wisely so that our futures are secure and make a sustained, engaging and positive difference to a child’s education; and by truly listening to the needs of our community to ensure all are able to thrive. In education, standing still simply isn’t an option. Young people only get one chance and everyone who works for IFtL, within our schools and within the central team, takes this very personally. We take our successes and learnings into the future. This 3 year strategic plan outlines our key focus areas moving forward and demonstrates our continued commitment to ‘inspiring the futures of us all together’.


A message from our CEO, Sarah Bennett