The MAT Emblem takes elements for The Drapers' Company's coats of arms, which was originally granted in 1439 by Henry VI. It includes three crowns which are integral to the Drapers' Company identity. Below the crowns are shafts of light (or enlightment) shining through clouds.
The two lions standing on each side of the crowns represents strength, firmness and constancy. The logo was first created for Drapers' Academy. After discussions with pupils and staff at the Academy it was agreed that it was important that the strength and rich history of The Drapers' Company should be reflected in their badge.
Due to the popularity of the logo and the strong recognition it has within the local community, the Emblem became the main logo for the Trust. The emblem will now become the school badge for all academies with the Trust.