Oakley Primary Academy is part of Meridian Trust. The Trust was formed with a simple and clear vision: to ensure high quality education for all at the heart of the local communities.

The school has an Academy Council which provides local governance. It is made up of volunteers from the local community, parents, headteacher and colleagues from Meridian.

The Academy Council is focused upon the individual school context, monitoring standards and achievement, and supporting and challenging school leaders to provide the best possible education for the students. The Academy Council role includes:

  • Setting strategic priorities and plans
  • Monitoring standards and achievement within the school
  • Ensuring Trust policies are implemented
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to improve outcomes
  • Supporting and positively challenging school leaders.

Each Academy Councilor takes on the role of Champion for a particular area, in which they hold the Academy leadership to account by providing challenge and support within an agreed framework. The Academy Council meets as a full body six times in the year. There are no committees.

Key information about Meridian Trust, including governance structure, the scheme of delegation and key legal and financial documents can be found by clicking here.

More information about Meridian Trust trustees and members can be found by clicking here.

Please contact the school if you would like access to approved minutes of the Academy Council or the trust board or for more information.

More information about our Academy Council can be found in the document below.

Pecuniary Interest and Attendance


Meridian Trust is a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales. No. 7552498
Registered Office: Sawtry Village Academy, Fen Lane, Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5TQ.

Tel: 01223 491600


Welcome to Oakley Primary Academy

It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to Oakley Primary Academy, a proud member of the Meridian Trust. Having joined the school in September 2023, I am honoured to be here to seek to make Oakley the first-choice school for parents and carers in the heart of the community of our wonderful village and local area.

We hope that, during their time with us, our children will enjoy exciting new experiences, deepen and broaden their knowledge of our curriculum, make new friends and love every day. We are very fortunate to have a highly-experienced, professional and dedicated staff body whom I know are committed to ensuring we do our very best for your children.

If you are a parent / carer who is considering sending your child to join our fantastic school, we encourage you to come and see us 'in action' during the day. We are confident that you will agree this is a place your child can thrive.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr. Callum Brown