The Children First Academy Trust was established on 1st April 2019 as a multi-academy trust consisting of five local primary schools coming together to create an organisation that can best support the communities of children which they serve. A Master Funding Agreement was entered into with the DfE on 1st April 2019 along with Supplemental Agreements for each school to create the Trust in law.

The Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered at Companies House (Company number 11834165). The Trust is not a registered charity but an ‘exempt’ charity, regulated by the Secretary of State for Education, who acts as the principal regulator. As such, the Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of the Company, Children First Academy Trust, and the academies (schools) run by this Company. The Trustees are accountable to external Government agencies including the Department of Education (including any successor bodies) and Charity Commission and are required to have systems in place through which they can assure themselves of quality, safety and good practice.