Hartley Primary Academy is a member of the Leigh Academies Trust. The Trust is a non-profit making charitable company limited by guarantee, based in Dartford, Kent. The Trust exists to support and assist schools to build upon their existing strengths and to help them achieve rapid educational transformation. It has significant experience in running schools, and today includes both traditionally sponsored Academies and schools, which have chosen to convert to Academy status.
The Trust was formed in 2008 with the linking of the Leigh Technology Academy and Longfield Academy under one governing body. The Trust has since expanded, and to date encompasses around 9000 students, between the ages of 3 and 19, in primary, secondary and special academies.