Our Schools

The Bay Learning Trust is a community of like-minded schools. We serve our community to enable pupils to flourish and achieve excellence. The Trust was set up by Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy in 2017. Ripley is a large Academy with nearly 1800 students, 400 of whom are in the Sixth Form. The Academy has been graded “Outstanding” in its last two Ofsted inspections. Ripley has its own SCITT (School Centred Initial Teaching Training), which was also graded “Outstanding” in 2017 and 2023.

In 2018 we were delighted to welcome Carnforth High School into our Trust family, and then Morecambe Bay Academy and Central Lancaster High School in 2019, followed by Longridge High School in 2023. On the 1st February 2024, The Bay Learning Trust further expanded by welcoming Barnacre Road Primary School into the Trust family.


Our Values

As the founding school, Ripley’s Christian ethos sits at the heart of the ethos of our Multi Academy Trust. You can read more about our partnership of faith and community schools via our Blackburn Diocese page.

Excellence, Integrity and Service sit at the heart of all we do and underpin how we work together within our schools and our wider community.