Marine Academy Primary and Marine Academy Plymouth join the Ted Wragg Trust

The Trust was formed in 2010 with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience and to improve life chances for all children. The Trust has now incorporated  Marine Academy Primary and Marine Academy Plymouth which will further strengthen the opportunities and partnerships across the wider Trust. The Ted Wragg Trust’s other schools are Cranbrook Education Campus, Exwick Heights Primary, Isca Academy, St James School, West Exe School, Whipton Barton Federation and St Luke’s school.

Chief Executive Officer of the Ted Wragg Trust Moira Marder said, I am thrilled that Marine Academy Primary and Marine Academy Plymouth have joined the Ted Wragg Trust. Although we have been working with both schools for some time, it is wonderful that they are now formally part of the Ted Wragg Trust family of schools.”

Marine Academy Primary is an outstanding primary school with a nursery provision and Marine Academy Plymouth is a secondary school with sixth form.

Hear from the headteachers.

On joining the Trust, Marine Academy Plymouth’s headteacher Leigh Withers comments, We are very excited to join the Ted Wragg Trust after working in partnership with them for over a year now. Already this has allowed us access to world class provision and resources for students and staff alike.


This will ensure rapid school improvement will continue and on-going CPD, planning and curriculum design partnerships will flourish.

Of course, the most important reason behind being a part of the Trust is our shared values and total commitment to ensuring a world class education for all children, irrespective of background. This is a hugely exciting time for Marine Academy.”

Siobhan Meredith headteacher at Marine Academy Primary adds, Marine Academy Primary has seen the advantages of working with a larger Trust throughout the last two academic years and are now delighted to have formally joined The Ted Wragg Trust. The elements of collaboration, joint working across all phases and sharing of good practise is a huge positive. We are thrilled to be the first primary school outside of Exeter to join a trust that aligns with our own vision and values.”

Ted Wragg Trust academies are driven by an absolute determination to improve life chances for every child and they are identified by values driven inspirational leadership and rich and inclusive learning experiences which Marine Academy is now part of.