In September 2021, five Bedford Borough schools, which previously formed the Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF), merged with the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).

The schools included Sharnbrook Academy, Lincroft Academy, Harrold Primary Academy, Great Ouse Primary Academy and Oakley Primary Academy.

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities.

Every child is known, equally valued and supported to achieve their potential in all academies. Every community the Trust serves benefits from the facilities and services it provides.

Staff benefit from strong networks, excellent career opportunities and a human approach where they are equally valued and supported.

CMAT ensures that well-run schools retain and develop their distinct contextual identity, while sharing and contributing to a common set of values, practices, curriculum approaches and operational systems.

Click here to visit the CMAT website, where you will find governance and financial information, key policies and information about all the CMAT schools.