The Mercian Trust

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Our arenas

Siblings – not clones – that is how we describe our diverse family of schools.
And we really value the richness of our diversity – it is one of the really precious things about our Trust.



We are proud to be a diverse Trust, working across several phases and specialisms. 

Comprehensive Secondary Education



Selective Girls & Boys Secondary Education



Alternative Provision for Key Stages 3-5

The Ladder School 


Vocational & Technical for Key Stages 4 & 5

Walsall Studio School & Sixth 


Academic & Vocational Sixth Form Provision

  • 8 of our 9 schools have their own dedicated sixth form. The Mercian Trust has a high-performing sixth form local to you.
  • Over 50 unique courses to choose from, including 19 different Level 2 & 3 Vocational Qualifications and 33 different A Levels.
  • 1 in 4 A Level students in Sandwell and Walsall study at a Mercian Trust school. You’re in good company!
  • Mercian students achieve more than a whole grade higher than in other local schools and
    colleges. (A Level: ‘B’, Vocational: ‘Distinction’)
  • School sixth form leavers are nearly four times more likely to continue their academic study at university or with a Degree Apprenticeship.