South Orpington Learning Alliance

Welcome from the CEO

Thank you for visiting our Website, and welcome! We are a multi-academy trust consisting of seven Primary Schools in the South-East corner of London. Whether you are a parent seeking an excellent school for your child, a member of staff looking to progress their career and make a difference, or someone interested in Governance, I hope that you will be encouraged to find out more about us.

I am very proud of SOLA, which was founded in April 2016 on clear moral principles, as outlined in our mission and vision statements. Visitors to our schools often comment on the positive ethos and atmosphere they encounter and I think this is testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams, and their commitment to our values.

Our schools work closely together because we understand that we have a responsibility to our communities, both those that are local to our schools, and in our wider SOLA family. Above all we are committed to ensuring that we provide the very best education we can for our pupils. We recognise that they have just one chance at an education and aspire for them to be happy, well-rounded characters who are well-equipped for the next phases of their lives when they leave us.

As for me, I have been CEO of SOLA since it was first established. I have worked in education for many years,  and have come to understand that my role is both a privilege and a challenge. As it says on another page here, I am responsible for the development of SOLA-wide strategies, and to be the ‘standard bearer’ and guardian of the values of our Trust. My passion for the role continues to burn brightly.


James Turvey