The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust to run the new Free school in the South West of Exeter

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is celebrating today following the announcement from the DfE that it has been selected to run the new Free school in the South West of Exeter.

The new 2-16 school will serve the expansion of homes toward the East of Exeter and the growing greater Exeter demographic.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust has just received its best results ever in its two current secondary schools St James and ISCA. The Trust also oversees the new all-through Education Campus at Cranbrook.

The Chair of the the Trust Rob Bosworth said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by the DfE. The Trust aims to have a real balance and mix of schools to ensure learners experience the very best in teaching and learning.

“We want schools that will add real value to the collaboration and we are delighted to say we are working with the Exeter Creative School to deliver a vibrant and aspirational curriculum. The Trust looks forward to working with local parents, the relevant local authorities and local stakeholders to create a thriving educational offer.”

Rachel Higginson from the Exeter Creative School, said: “We look forward to providing an exciting and relevant creative curriculum. Our pupils will not only achieve high academic standards but will develop Growth Mindset leaving school at 16 confident and determined, ready to make their mark on the world.”

Moira Marder the Executive Head of the Trust said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our Trust to continue to develop our vision for outstanding all through education. Working with the Exeter Creative School will enable to share the excellent practice that we have already have to develop a dynamic, relevant curriculum which will ensure our students have the very best life chances.”

The primary phase of the new school will be scheduled to open in September 2020.