Cavendish Merger

We are excited to provide regular updates on the proposed merger between Minerva Learning Trust and Cavendish Learning Trust. Both distinguished organisations share a vision for a collaborative learning structure designed to enhance life chances for young people. Our goal is to ensure that every student receives the highest level of education possible within their local school. Stay tuned to this page for the latest news, developments, and insights as we work towards creating a brighter future for our students through this transformative merger.    

May 2024

Minerva Learning Trust officially announce academy merger with Cavendish Learning Trust

January 2024

We launched a consultation process, helping us to identify and address potential risks, engage stakeholders, ensure legal and regulatory compliance, promote cultural integration, and ensure a smooth transition.

October 2023

The Cavendish Learning Trust Board approved the merger following internal reviews and a stringent due diligence process.

December 2023

The Minerva Board approved the merger with Minerva Learning Trust after a thorough review and rigorous due diligence process.

July 2023

Discussions began between both Trusts' Executive Team, Trustees, and school leaders. Following intensive due diligence of MLT, undertaken by external consultants on CLT’s behalf, they notified us that we were their preferred option.

March 2023

MLT was approached by Cavendish Learning Trust (CLT) asking us to engage in discussions about them possibly joining the Trust. As a small organisation, they do not have enough capacity to bear the full responsibility of delivering on their own vision and to take full advantage of the economies of scale being part of a larger Trust offers.