About Our Trust

How our Trust is organised

As a Multi-Academy Trust, Synergy receives its funding directly from the Department for Education.

All of this income is spent on the Trust’s schools to provide the highest possible quality of education.

The Members of Synergy Trust are accountable to the DfE for the standards in each of the partner schools. They appoint directors, sign off financial statements and can change the Trust’s articles of association.

The Members of Synergy Trust
 Martin Newman
 Jane Gilbert
 John Riddett
 Anthony Williams 

In turn, the Members appoint a Board of Directors to ensure the effective running of the Trust and the provision of high quality education in all partner schools. The Directors also oversee the management of finances and property, and ensure compliance with charity and company law.

The Directors of Synergy Trust

Anthony Williams

Richard Madle
Tracey Hughes
Deborah Boldero
Peter Williams
Natasha Hutcheson
Bryan Hurst
Mark Farrar
Graham Pickhaver

Each partner school has a Local Governing Board that is made up of parents, members of staff and appointed community members. The Local Governing Board’s key task is to ensure that the school leadership team is working effectively to improve the quality of teaching and learning within the institution.


Chief Executive Officer

Mark Farrar is CEO of the Trust. His role is to work with the Directors and the Headteachers of member schools to ensure an excellent quality of education is provided in every school and resources are deployed most effectively.


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Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.