South East Essex Academy Trust

For Parents

If your child attends a school in our SEEAT family, this page is for you.

We often get asked questions about the Trust and it’s important to us that you understand how being part of a Trust makes a difference for your child. 

We hope the information below is useful but If there is anything else you want to know do drop us a line at – we love talking to parents.

What are School Trusts? 

Multi-Academy Trusts (MAT) are education charities that run schools to give children the best possible education.  They are run independently of the Local Authority and funded by central government. A MAT is legally accountable for the financial and educational performance of each school and for reporting these to the Government.

South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT) is a family of eight schools working together to improve and maintain high educational standards. For details of the schools in our family, click on the "Our Schools" tab on the main menu above.

As a family of schools, we improve your child’s education by sharing ideas, resources and expertise with each other. 

Like any other state school, our schools are free to attend, we’re inspected in the same way, and children take the same tests and exams.  We have a funding agreement with the Department for Education that sets out what we must deliver for the public money we receive and our priority is to provide the best possible education  

To find out more about how we are governed, and the role of Trustees and school Local Governing Bodies, look at the main Governance page of this website.