Winscombe and Sandford Join the Wessex Learning Trust

December 1, 2021

By Sam Kail-Dyke – Wessex Learning Trust

Today (Wednesday 1st December 2021) the Wessex Learning Trust is pleased to welcome two new schools into the Wessex Family as Sandford and Winscombe Primary Schools officially join the Trust. The schools are the fifteenth and sixteenth schools to join our exceptional educational partnership and bring with them more than 350 amazing learners and 60 world class staff.

The Trust’s continued growth is testament to its strength in providing outstanding support to its schools and excellent prospects for its learners.

To celebrate the two new schools joining the Trust, Chief Executive Gavin Ball visited the schools to meet staff and learners.

Commenting on the two school’s joining, Mr. Ball said:

“I am excited to welcome Sandford and Winscombe Primary schools into the Wessex Learning Trust. This move is just the start of an amazing journey together and I look forward to working with the staff and learners at the schools to continue their amazing work with our young people over the coming months and years”.

Gavin Ball, Chief Executive
Welcoming Winscombe to the Trust

Executive Headteacher across Winscombe and Sandford, Lorna Richardson, added:

“Joining the Wessex Learning Trust will help ensure that Winscombe and Sandford Schools are able to continue to provide the high-quality education and care that they are famed for. We cannot wait to see what this partnership brings and look forward to working with our colleagues in other schools to grow and develop what we do”.

Lorna Richardson, Executive Headteacher

The Wessex Learning Trust truly believes that this partnership will offer incredible opportunities for all involved, and help us to continue to provide an outstanding, 21st century education to all young people, from 2-19. By working together, we believe we can harness the talents of all our staff, share good practice between all our academies, and share resources that enable us to concentrate on delivering excellence in education.

If your school is interested in joining a leading Multi-Academy Trust, get in touch with us on 01934 745363 or visit our website to find out more.

There were even ‘on brand’ sweet treats left for staff to thank them for their hard work during the conversion