Our Trust

The St Neots Learning Partnership Trust brings together the two mainstream Academies in St Neots; Ernulf Academy and Longsands Academy and the St Neots Sixth Form Centre and Prospect House.

Each learning base has their own identity yet all share the core values and display them through their teachings and everyday activities.



Core Values


The core purpose of the Learning Partnership is to secure the best possible experience, learning and outcomes for each young person for whom we have responsibility. We value:
  • care and respect for self and others;
  • honesty;
  • creativity;
  • clear and open communication;
  • high aspirations and the determination to fulfil them;
  • strong relationships and shared goals achieved through teamwork.
The SNLP Trust provides a wealth of opportunities for learners ranging from 11 to 19 years of age in a variety of settings. The choice of settings caters for the varying needs of each learner ensuring that they are in the most appropriate environment to meet their needs and allow them to flourish.

Children today are growing up in a complex world that is changing more quickly than ever before. The St Neots Learning Partnership Trusts’ 21st Century Learners have the flexibility and adaptability to be able to deal with the changes around them and to manage and respond to available information in its many different formats.
Our students are optimistic, influential, knowledgeable and articulate – all the skills and attributes that employers need.

The curriculum across Ernulf and Longsands Academies, The St Neots Sixth Form and Prospect House, and the way it is experienced by our learners, keeps pace with change and equips young people with the skills they need for life outside formal learning. It also embraces the educational heritage that the Partnership has built up through the last century – a heritage that encourages young people to seize the initiative as new doors open and new possibilities arise.
We have high aspirations for all of our young people. We challenge them to be the best they can be, and we support them to excel. We place great importance on attendance and punctuality, mutual respect and the right of students to learn and teachers to teach.

Our ethos is based on the celebration of success and the determination to secure further improvement. Visitors to both schools often comment on the purposefulness of lessons and the calm, friendly conduct of students. These factors, together with the dedication of staff, mean that we are well placed to prepare each student for a bright and confident future.

Our core values include care and respect for self and others, creativity, independence and determination that all students should have a can do attitude. We want each young person to enjoy his/her learning and maximise his/her level of success.

Our secondary schools are friendly, caring and happy places to learn where students are encouraged to participate fully in all aspects of school life and develop confidence in their abilities. The students and staff are justly proud of their achievements and contribution to the wider community.

The St Neots Sixth Form Centre was formed in July 2015 when Ernulf Academy Sixth Form provision migrated to the Longsands Academy campus. As one of the largest Post 16 providers in Huntingdonshire, with almost 500 students, we feel confident that we can offer students the choice of course and more importantly the support to achieve their potential. Working with students to co-construct the most effective pathway which will not only ensure that they have success whilst they are with us, but also mean that they are equipped with the skills needed for life after Sixth Form.
As well as over 35 Level 3 courses, we have forged exciting partnerships with St Neots Town Football Club, who run a football scholarship programme at both Level 2 and 3, in conjunction with the St Neots Sixth Form Centre. In addition we are delighted to be able to offer a range of vibrant Level 3 courses with Stageworks Performing Arts College, located on our site.
Prospect House is a small and unique environment in which students who are unable to attend mainstream education for a variety of reasons; they receive a curriculum tailored to them. A particular strength of Prospect House is the relationships between staff and students and home. Every student is given a fresh start by staff when they start and targets are agreed between students, parents and representatives from the host school. The key success of Prospect House is the fact that the staff meet the needs and challenges of each student individually.


Rick Carroll, Chief Executive Officer