Our approach


The Elliot Foundation was created to provide clusters of self-determining, self-improving primary schools supported by a network of quality assured services that keep them legal, financially robust and continually improving. Whilst we will probably be more robust in our expectations of improvement in our schools than most LAs and other sponsors, we allow our schools and their local governing bodies to chose their own paths to success.

In short, we do not mandate curriculum, uniform, length of school day or management structure. Our model starts with the school and its unique context.

  • We expect all our schools to actively support each other and to share emergent and best practice for everyone’s benefit
  • We want each of our schools to assert and celebrate its distinctive identity within this community of academies
  • We are a registered charity, reinvesting any surpluses in our network of academies to create further benefits for all of our children