Our History

The Queen Katherine School Multi-Academy Trust (QKSMAT) was established in 2013/2014 and is committed to providing high quality education and the best learning experiences and outcomes for all the students in our schools. The QKSMAT operates across a diverse geographical area and works with a range of schools across South Lakeland and North Lancashire, including schools on Walney Island, in Kendal and in Morcambe and Lancaster.
From our start with The Queen Katherine School beomcing a converter academy in 2011, we now have three schools within our Trust:
  • The Queen Katherine School, Kendal, an 11-18 comprehensive school
  • Walney School, an 11-16 comprehensive school, joined the MAT in 2014
  • George Hastwell School, Walney, a special educational needs school for 3-19, joined the MAT in 2015.
Our Trust is keen to develop and grow further in the future and if you are a school considering joining a MAT, wanting more information about our Trust or wanting to see what we can offer your school, then please do visit our 'Work with Us' page.