Our History

Ebor Academy Trust was established in 2013 initially to improve outcomes at a consistently consistently failing school, which was the first to join our trust in February 2014. In January 2017 that school received its first positive inspection report in 17 years when it went from Special Measures to Good.

We continue to collect evidence, via Ofsted reports, parents and carers and from among our peers, that the systems and the approaches we adopt are making a positive difference to the educational landscape across the three local authority areas in which we operate – York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Our People

Ebor’s chief executive Richard Ludlow is a National Leader of Education and has been head of three primary schools. He has led the development of the Ebor Academy Trust since it was formed in December 2013. Richard is a Fellow of the National College for Teaching and Learning and has a track record of successfully leading, managing and improving primary schools. He has also established two international education partnerships, in Madrid and Singapore.

To develop school improvement Richard is supported by three executive headteachers, Gail Brown, Jeanette Sutherland and Dave Barber.

Ebor’s central services function comprises a growing team of specialists in finance, HR, estates and facilities, school business management and marketing and communications.

Our Values

The Ebor family of schools has four core values which drive everything we do:

Excellence: Staff and pupils should work hard and strive to be the best they can be. Every child should make great progress, regardless of prior attainment or social circumstance.

Belonging: Collaborative working brings mutual benefit, adding new dimensions for all as best practice is shared and new thinking is introduced.

Opportunity: Staff have access to a broad range of training and development opportunities which impact on their career pathway.

Respect: Building positive relationships is at the heart of all we do.

Our core values represent a powerful force for all that’s good in education during changing times.