Leigh Academies Trust is a non-profit making charitable company limited by guarantee, based in Dartford, Kent. The Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve rapid educational transformation. It has significant experience in running schools, and today includes both sponsored academies and schools which have chosen to convert to Academy status.
The Trust was formed in 2008 with the linking of the Leigh Technology Academy and Longfield Academy under one governing body. It encompasses 9,000 students between the ages of 3 and 19 in twelve primary, secondary and special academies. A new free school, The Leigh UTC, opened in Dartford in September 2014.
The Leigh Academies Trust Motto is Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities.