Welcome to The College Academies Trust

The College Academies Trust has been established to create a network of schools in North Staffordshire that provide excellent academic tuition and outstanding vocational experience for young people.  Our focus is on inspiring students to achieve, providing them with skills for the modern workplace, and, working closely with employers, to create innovative learning partnerships.

The College Academies Trust is sponsored by Stoke on Trent College and works in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies, as well as regional education expert advisors.  We draw extensively on the experience and knowledge of our sponsor as well as our network of the region’s largest employers to devise our curricula and ethos.

If you are interested in the work of the Trust and would like to support us in any way – maybe as an employer, or a member of staff or as a parent or pupil then please contact us

Prospectuses & Information Booklets

Click on the links below to download prospectuses and information booklets from our trust members.

Year 7 Olympics

Well done to all Year 7 students who today took part in the Discovery Academy annual Olympic Games at Fenton Sports Centre. Over 200 year 7 students took part, each form group represented a different country. The students took part in different running, jumping and throwing events. The winning team were 7ALM who were Spain.

Well done to everyone.

Publish date:21/10/2016

U14 Netball Festival 2016

On Thursday 06 October, the U14 team had their first netball tournament of the year. They were outstanding and also had the addition of two new players in the team. Altogether eleven schools in the City entered the tournament.

The results are as follows:

Excel v St.Thomas More - WON 10-2

Excel v Sandon - WON 5-1

Excel v Haywood - WON 10-1

Excel v Ormiston Horizon - WON 11-1

Excel v Trentham - WON 7-5

Excel came first in their section and progressed through to the semi-final where we played OSSMA. Every year it is always a close battle and the girls won 3-2 to make their first ever final. Unfortunately we were beaten by St. Josephs but should be extremely proud of a wonderful achievement.

Well done to all girls who participated:

Bethany Adams

Jodie Collins

Abbi Williamson

True Machin

Lauren Hall

Neto Ken-Amobi

Cejay Hopley

Maddie Sutton

A special mention to Maddie who was voted Player’s Player of the Tournament!

Well done everyone!

Publish date:21/10/2016

Watch Premier League Football On Halloween

On 31/10/2016 at 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm


An alternative way to spend Halloween is to watch Stoke City take on Swansea City on Monday, October 31st, Kick Off 8pm. The Club is making the bet365 Stadium’s South Stand a family friendly space, with local secondary school youngsters and their families invited to come along at an extra special price.

All The Discovery Academy pupils and their family and friends are invited to attend and watch the game in comfort – sat together in the stadium’s South Stand.


  • Pupils: £5

  • OAPS & Under 17s: £5

  • Adults: £20

There is no limit on the number of tickets you can buy and purchasing couldn’t be easier. Simply call Stoke City’s Group Ticket Office on 01782 592217 and quote “The Discovery Academy”

Payment is made via credit/debit card. Your tickets will be posted directly to your home address, with instructions and an itinerary.

Stoke City Football Club staff do not offer or provide a child supervision service during matchdays, therefore all children must be accompanied by an adult. The Club will happily move any current Season Card Holder for the game so that they can sit with the school party.

We hope to see you at the game


Publish date:05/10/2016