HEART Academies Trust is a non-profit making charitable company based in Bedford. The Trust was established to support local schools build upon existing strengths to improve and maintain high educational standards and encourage continuity of education within the local community.

The core aim of the new partnership is to create a family of academies who are at the heart of their community delivering great education and improving life chances for all; we value the dreams and aspirations of everyone in our community.

Our overwhelming belief is that every child can be successful, both personally and academically, with early and effective help from staff that know and value them as an individual. We have high expectations of all members of our schools; children, young people and professionals alike are challenged and supported to achieve their very best.

Adopting a ‘stronger together’ approach and a commitment to positive collaboration enables each academy within the Trust to celebrate what they already do well whilst providing opportunities to ensure continued development and improvement across all academies within the Trust

Each school within the Trust has retained its existing name and identity, and it will continue to serve the needs of children and families in the local community. Having converted to academy status, each school has much more freedom and flexibility in terms of how it operates and how it spends its funding. This enables the schools, with the support of the Trust, to continue to raise standards and to champion their staff whose commitment, stability, and expertise will help the school continue to be successful.

We value the dreams and aspirations of everyone in our community


Bedford Academy

Mile Road
MK42 9TR

T: 01234 301500
E: info@bedfordacademy.co.uk
W: bedfordacademy.co.uk

Cauldwell Primary

Edward Road
MK42 9DR

T: 01234 301400
E: schooloffice@cauldwell.org.uk
W: cauldwellschool.com

Shackleton Primary

Pearcey Road
MK42 9LZ

T: 01234 352912
E: enquiries@shackletonprimary.co.uk
W: shackletonprimary.co.uk

Shortstown Primary

Beauvais Square
Shortstown, Bedford
MK42 0GS

T: 01234 740881
E: office@shortstownprimary.co.uk
W: shortstownprimary.co.uk