Become a Q1E School

“Talented colleagues make something that would seem insurmountable for a stand-alone school, an achievable reality” Q1E Deputy Head

“It's like a warm hug around the school” Q1E headteacher

Quality First Education is not only our name but our driver. We seek to provide an excellent ‘quality first education’ to all our children. We are relentless in our drive for improvement, excellence and equality.

We aspire to deliver a world class provision for our children, through a world class, inspirational curriculum, together with a firm belief that “the quality of education cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.” This underpins our focus on teachers and teaching, first and foremost.  We dedicate time and resources to ensuring fantastic professional development for staff at every stage.

We are “united and unique”: our schools keep their unique character, whilst working together for the benefit of all our children. Our schools are different, but never isolated. We support one another, we share resources and expertise, we train and learn together, we plan, assess and moderate across sites and schools. Together we can achieve more than we ever could alone.  

Our schools are provided with central support in a range of areas including:

  • Professional development
  • English
  • Maths
  • Curriculum
  • Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Communications
  • HR and recruitment
  • Data protection
  • Legal advice

If you are thinking of joining our trust, or would like to learn more about becoming a Q1E school, please contact our Director of Operations at