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West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust

Part of the West Lakes MAT

West Lakes Academy is a proud member of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust.

West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust (WLMAT) is a Multi-Academy Trust with Sponsor Status and is a not for profit charity which sponsors primary and secondary academies. Our Sponsors, The University of Central LancashireThe Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd. have already proven their commitment and success in creating the fully inclusive, aspirational, high-achieving West Lakes Academy, firmly rooted in the local community.

Please visit the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust website for more information about the trust.

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What is a Multi-Academy Trust? (MAT)

A MAT is a group of schools which form a legal entity with a single set of directors / trustees under which they operate collaboratively.  The group of schools which form the MAT share a common ethos and vision. There are a variety of MATs across the country – some are made up just of primary schools, some are just made up of faith schools (Church of England or Catholic). The West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust is made up of both primary and secondary schools and may also include other more specialist schools.