The RLT is a schools-led Multi-Academy Trust driven by a commitment to the principles of the Trust and a common belief in the benefits of everything that is gained by working together. To learn more about the River Learning Trust, please visit our website www.riverlearningtrust.org). In 2015 a group from outside Oxfordshire submitted an application to open a free school in Oxford and the River Learning Trust (at the time called The Cherwell School Academy Trust) also submitted an application to open a new school recognising this as a rare opportunity to build on the success of existing RLT schools like The Cherwell School, and open an excellent new school. The application for The Swan School gained considerable local support and was approved in September 2015.