Welcome to Central Regions Schools Trust



Central Regions Schools Trust (CRST) is an established Multi-Academy Trust originally founded by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). With a consistent legacy of enhancing lives, their vision of ‘social justice through exceptional schools’ seamlessly aligns with the RSA’s mission, driving them to elevate educational excellence throughout their schools.


Central Region Schools Trust was established in September 2012. The Trust is composed of 13 academies spanning across the West Midlands. With over 7,000 pupils and 1,000 professionals, they are a large Trust with a strong reputation and excellent track record in improvement of educational outcomes.

Vision and mission



Central Regions Schools Trust’s mission is supporting social justice through exceptional schools.


As a trust founded by The Royal Society of Arts, their exceptional schools work together to create learning that is inspirational for all: igniting imagination and enabling creativity and curiosity which results in the highest achievement.


People are valued and happy, developing their knowledge, attributes, skills and networks for success and fulfilment. In their empowered communities, everything is possible and aspirations are high. Their outcomes are highly impressive.


Learn more about CRST's mission and vision

Central Regions Schools Trust’s values

School culture



Culture, in the communities their Trust serves, matters. Their leaders strive to establish strong distinctive culture. To grow this further, and sustain their strong culture into the future, they define what it is they do to build and secure a rich, safe culture. Read CRST’s Distinctive Culture Document to learn more about what they expect, what they say and what they do. Further information can also be found by watching the CRST videos.


Central Regions Schools Trust’s guiding principles are organised into three categories: people, places and processes. These three areas form their culture and underpin the delivery of their strategic plan as they strive to support social justice through exceptional schools.


It is vital we get our school culture right. It is bigger than compliance: we are clear that our culture is delivered through shared endeavour, professional high expectations, warmth, inclusivity, positivity and kindness.”


Learn more about CRST's distinctive culture

Dedication to staff



Central Region Schools Trust recognise that it is people who will enable their pupils to flourish. They understand that happy, well-motivated and well-trained staff will make the biggest difference to their pupils. All staff go the extra mile so that pupils can achieve excellence.


The quality of their staff’s experience is a priority. They want their staff to enjoy their time at work and thrive professionally.


Their Staff Behaviours underpin the way they work together:


  • They lead by example
  • They communicate effectively
  • They keep their promises and commitments
  • They develop each other through line management
  • They are solution focused
  • They put the ‘team’ first
  • They think about the bigger picture


Read more about CRST's offer to staff


Abbeywood First School


Wood Piece Ln, Church Hill Way, Redditch B98 9LR

Arrow Vale High School


Matchborough Way, Redditch B98 0GF

Arrow Valley First School


Colts Ln, Redditch B98 0LH

Church Hill Middle School


Wood Piece Ln, Church Hill, Redditch B98 9LR

Gospel Oak School


Bilston Rd, Tipton DY4 0BZ

Holyhead School


Milestone Ln, Holyhead Rd, Birmingham B21 0HN

Ipsley Middle School


Winyates Way, Redditch B98 0UB

Lickhill Primary School


Almond Way, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 8UA

Oldbury Park Primary School


Oldbury Rd, Worcester WR2 6AA

St Stephen’s First School


Mabey Ave, Redditch B98 8HW

Sutton Park Primary School


Coppice View Rd, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield B73 6UE

Waseley Hills High School


School Rd, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9EL

Contact us



If you would like more information about working with Central Regions Schools Trust, get in touch today.