Following the Government’s agenda for schools, Endeavour Learning Trust (ELT) was set up as a multi academy trust (known as a MAT) in 2016. Burscough Priory Science College joined ELT on 1st September 2018 and became Burscough Priory Academy.

The role of governance is slightly different once a school is a member of a MAT, with Local Academy Councillors overseeing the individual schools through their work in a Local Academy Councils (LACs) and Trustees overseeing all the academies in the MAT.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction, broad policy framework and oversight of the Trust and all its academies. They take decisions that are in the best interests of the MAT as a whole and are not representative of any one of the constituent academies. 
The primary function of the Local Academy Councils is to support and critically appraise the quality of the work of the Academy leadership in meeting the overall aims of the MAT, particularly in ensuring that the students and staff in the MAT are given every opportunity to thrive and achieve their best.

For more information about Trust Governance please click here 

Burscough Priory Local Academy Council

Academy Councillors are selected to cover a variety of stakeholders; there are two elected parent positions, one Headteacher and one staff (nominated by staff body and appointed by the Trust Board).  

Trustees appoint academy councillors based on their skills and nominations.  The current LAC membership is summarised below and applications from the local community are welcomed  - please see the application links via the Trust website (

Training & Support

To keep abreast of new legislation and to maintain and learn new skills, Local Academy Councillors are encouraged to attend the variety of training courses that are available to them. New Councillors are supported by a mentor. The Trust sets aside two additional meetings per year to concentrate on joint training objectives for Local Academy Councillors and Trustees.

Burscough Priory Local Academy Council

Local Academy Council Information Pack

Attendance at Local Academy Council Meetings

Business and Pecuniary Interests of Local Academy Councillors


The Chair of the Local Academy Council is Mrs Nikky Roby

If you wish to contact any member of the Local Academy Council, ELT Trustee or Member you can do so by either:

Telephone - Call the switchboard on 01704 893259 and ask to leave a message

Email -


Burscough Priory Academy

Trevor Road



L40 7RZ

Endeavour Learning Trust is a limited company number 7848372

Registered in England. Registered office: Buckshaw House, East Terrace Business Park, Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 6TB

Telephone: 01772 812644

Endeavour Learning Trust is a Limited company but is exempt from the obligation to use “limited” as part of the company name.