About Us

The Emmanuel School Trust was established by Emmanuel Community Church International, along with The Greenleaf Trust and ECC Nursery, to fulfil the fellowship’s commitment to “Serve the Community Relevantly.”

TEST is committed to providing excellent opportunities for all children in our communities, regardless of their faith, background or ability.

We highlight faith values as a catalyst for reinforcing positive attitudes and our excellent provision for children’s spiritual, social, cultural and moral development permeates our schools.

Our Rationale

Our rationale for setting up free schools is to meet socio economic challenges and to improve standards of provision for children.

We are determined to offer real choices to parents, with particular attention to the needs of the transient and cosmopolitan families in highly deprived areas.

Children who would otherwise fail to fulfil their potential due to barriers such as poverty, English as an additional Language (EAL); will be challenged and supported in our schools, transforming them into high achievers.

We emphasise the value and worth of each individual in order to develop a positive self-image and resilience in children.

We work closely with other organisations and stakeholders to share best practice and resources.

Our schools promote British values which include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The Emmanuel School Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.