The Trust 

The Bolton Multi Academy Trust was established by a group of education professionals who had a vision of creating an ethical organisation that prioritises the needs of young people and values the adults that support them.

The Trust started its journey in 2013 as ConcertEd Multi Academy Trust. We changed our name in 2016 in response to feedback from stakeholders.

At Bolton Multi Academy Trust we intend:

  • To improve the life chances of young people - both within our organisation and beyond

  • To ensure that each young person achieves the best possible qualifications to equip them for future education and work

  • To support staff in the schools we work with to develop unique, innovative provision that is tailored to the needs of their community

  • To ensure that everyone we work with is empowered to make a positive difference

  • To model empathy, respect and integrity through our working practices

  • To continue to strive for improvement - in the schools we work with and in ourselves



– Smithills School Principal and Accounting Officer



Mike has been the Principal at Smithills School for just over two years. He has overseen the school moving from special measures to a good grading by Ofsted, improving year on year results and a school that is now significantly oversubscribed.


Mike is on the executive body of Bolton Learning Alliance and drives improvement at secondary head teacher level. He is also a trustee of an outstanding MAT where he is responsible for standards.



– Chief Finance Officer


Alice has spent all her working life within an accounts/financial environment.  From starting her career at the National Westminster Bank, her varied roles have given her a strong administrative grounding, managing sales, purchase and nominal ledgers, cash handling, payroll and credit control.


A School Business Manager since 2000, her educational experience covers three Secondary schools, two of which were in special measures when she joined.  Her degree in School Business Management is underpinned by the DSBM and CSBM qualifications.  She has been involved in two previous successful academy conversions, leading the introduction of new software and financial procedures, as well as preparing and monitoring the budget.  She is currently responsible for some of the non-teaching areas of school, including line management of Finance, Catering and Premises.

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