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We are building a family of schools and a generation of leaders, teachers, administrative and support staff whose single focus is to create and sustain ‘great’ schools, where children discover who they are and work to make the very best of their talents and interests, conscious that the world will be theirs to lead and protect. Come and join us.

We have a clear vision for ‘Great’ schools which share certain features and qualities beyond the highest category in the prevailing Ofsted framework.


Heads work together to lead the Trust with the CEO and her team and with our trustees, so that headship in our trust brings a wider stage not a steeper hierarchy.
Staff work together within and across phases in local hubs and many lead on cross-trust research and development projects and on our Proud Traditions.
Every school contributes to and takes part in festivals and events linked by an annual theme.

The Griffin Sports Festival, officiated by members of national sports bodies

Founders Day, centred on community with leadership opportunities for all pupils

The Griffin Science Symposium, a day of talks, demonstrations and workshops from eminent scientists for years 6 and 7

The Griffin Arts Festival, which sees two weeks of events in every school and residential experiences in Birmingham and London

The festivals have developed impressively in the quality of performance over the years, paying tribute to the importance of extra- curricular activities to all staff and their contribution of time and skill. Pupils discover their inner athlete, actor, poet, performer, musician, scientist, philosopher and leader during their primary years, so that we truly build foundations for life.

The traditions we have established bind the schools together as family and give children and staff the sense of a wider stage as they compete fiercely in sport and the arts. Houses have different names in each school but the same four colours. All house competitions gather colour points and the trust-wide house cup spends part of the year in the winning colour’s school trophy cabinet.

Other areas of interest

Griffin Arts Festival

Our celebration of the arts

Griffin Sports Festival

Our celebration of the sports

Griffin Science Symposium

Our celebration of science