The Lumen Learning Trust was established in Autumn 2013 as a natural development of the school-to-school support carried out by the leadership team at Saxon Primary.  It currently consists of three member schools: Saxon Primary School in Shepperton, The Echelford Primary in Ashford, and Riverbridge Primary in Staines-upon-Thames - all in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne. In February 2010 Saxon’s leadership and management achieved an Outstanding judgement at Ofsted and began to support vulnerable schools both locally and further afield.  

In doing so, Saxon’s team were drawing on their own experience of taking Saxon from a school in Special Measures (2007) to a school in such a position of strength that it gained sponsorship status from the DfE in June 2013 and was designated a National Support School by the National College for Teaching & Leadership in September 2013.  Our support for other schools is enhanced by the experience and skills of a number of our team; we have 9 accredited Specialist Leaders of Education on the teaching team and our Executive Principal, Mrs. Mary Ellen McCarthy is a National Leader of Education and a serving Ofsted inspector. 

We believe education is the 'engine room' to a strong economy.  Schools are therefore duty-bound to do all they can to enable their pupils to acquire a relevant and rounded repertoire of skills which enables them to grow into happy, fulfilled adults who can enjoy real choice regarding how they live their lives and who understand their responsibility in terms of supporting the wider community.   We understand primary schools are the beginning of this journey and so we have a particular part to play in securing these positive outcomes. 

Our Vision

Lumen Learning Trust puts the children's needs at the heart of its provision. We are committed to enabling children become successful lifelong learners and happy, fulfilled adults who can make positive choices about their future. We are committed to supporting and collaborating with other schools in the development of learning and leadership to create a stimulating and rewarding environment for the whole community. 

About us

Our Founding Principles Education is emancipatory; it enables opportunities and choices about how to live your life Provision must be driven by children's needs - the provision supports and enables them to become happy, successful adults who can treat everyone in their community with respect, regardless of differences Every community school should be at least Good.  No family should feel they have to travel or move house to be able to go to the 'good' local school.

 All local schools should be good. Every community is unique and the school serving it should respect and reflect that individuality; one size does not fit all Every teacher is a future school leader Our Overarching Strategy Talent spotting in staff at all levels, supported by a wide range of development opportunities Identifying capacity in all aspects of the community; where are the community's strengths? How can we use them to achieve our goals for our children? Clear lines of accountability Clear and candid communication; credit where it is due and holding to account where necessary Relentless focus on the best possible outcomes for the children

Our Schools

To find out more about our Schools please click the links below: 

Saxon Primary School, based in Shepperton

Saxon Primary School puts the children's needs at the heart of its provision. The whole school community is committed to enabling the children to become successful lifelong learners and happy, fulfilled adults who can make positive choices about their future.

Riverbridge Primary School, based in Staines upon Thames

Riverbridge Primary School works to build a firm foundation that inspires every child to aim high and exceed their own expectations on their journey to successful adulthood.

The Echelford Primary School, based in Ashford, Middlesex

Echelford is an inclusive primary school where everyone learns in an environment which encourages individuals to realise their own self-worth. We are committed to enabling opportunities to discover confidence, develop independence and build resilience so that individuals realise their own unique value and thrive both in our community and beyond.


Inspirational Learning Spaces

The Lumen Learning Trust is at the forefront of developing environments that ensure the joy of teaching and learning extends beyond the traditional classroom and into immersive learning spaces.

These spaces allow our children to explore the different ways they learn, while at the same time encouraging our teachers to develop and adjust their own pedagogy regarding immersion, space and convention.

Riverbridge Libraries
At Riverbridge libraries on both sites are steeped in a woodland theme complete with log and toadstool seating, grassy flooring and interactive book bags which carry props to enable reading and storytelling to be a dynamic and interactive event for young minds.

Saxon Pool
Extensively refurbished at the end of 2016, we are immensely proud of the pool at our Saxon site which is used by our children across the Trust. With newly installed changing rooms and a dehumidification system that allows year round use the pool is a fantastic space for children to challenge themselves and work collaboratively.

Echelford Lighthouse Suite
Opened in September 2017, the Lighthouse Suite is a collection of rooms and spaces themed around the beach which is in stark contrast to a conventional classroom. With AstroTurf underfoot in the Lighthouse and gently changing lights in the Nest concentration spans and engagement dramatically increase which allows for high quality teaching and learning.


How to find us

If travelling to us by:

There is one bus route that services the immediate area as follows:



Bus stop location


Kingston to Staines

Laleham Road at junction with Rosewood Drive

The nearest train station is the Shepperton BR situated Close to the High Street. Oyster cards cannot be used at this station and it is outside of the London Zones. The station is 1.1 miles from Lumen Learning Trust, with Shepperton being the end of the line with only one platform. Trains arrive and depart every 30 minutes.  It is serviced by the London Waterloo BR line via Kingston and Wimbledon.

We are 5 minutes away in a taxi with station cars taxi office in view as you leave the platform and head on to Station Approach.

The walk from the station to the school will take approximately 20 minutes. Exit the station and walk straight to the top of Station Approach. Turn right on to Green Lane, and cross the traffic lights (passing Old Charlton Road on your Right) heading on to Laleham Road (B378). Continue for 0.7 miles over the bridge and continue past the traffic lights. Turn left on to Rosewood Drive and take the first left on to Briar Road. Continue until you reach the school site.

We are 12 minutes from Junction 1 (Sunbury) of the M3 and 16 minutes from Junction 11 (Chertsey) of the M25. Our school car park is open between 9am & 3pm with limited available spaces. There is space in the adjacent residential roads. Please note that between the hours of 8.20-8.50am and 2.45-3.30pm there is a high volume of traffic so please allow extra time to arrive and park if visiting us during these times.