Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) and Cambridge Primary Education Trust (CPET) have confirmed their voluntary merger – and will be known as the Meridian Trust.
It affects 23 CMAT primary, secondary and special schools as well as five CPET primary schools, educating approximately 17,000 pupils.
The Bedford schools are Sharnbrook Academy, Lincroft Academy, Great Ouse Primary Academy, Harrold Primary Academy and Oakley Primary Academy.
The voluntary merger was finalised following a public consultation carried out by both trusts.
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