Wave Multi Academy Trust provides education for students across the whole of Cornwall who are excluded from school or who are not in school for medical reasons. We are the main provider of Alternative Provision Education in Cornwall and have been providing the service since 1st June 2013, initially as Acorn Academy Cornwall following the academisation of the PRUs, and as Wave MAT from the 1st June 2018. We currently support over 390 students through our six Alternative Provision Academies (APAs) and the Community Hospital Education Service (CHES).

We have been working with Cornwall Council over the past few months to support the development of a new service specification for alternative education provision in Cornwall. The new contract is likely to come into effect from 1st September 2020.

3rd October 2019

Exciting plans to open a new special free school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including those on the Autism spectrum, whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream school took a major step forward this week with a ground-breaking ceremony being held on the site.

Glendinning House will be run by the Wave Trust working closely with Devon County Council. Based in Newton Abbot, the school will provide 120 new school places for children and young people between the ages of 7 - 19 who would benefit from a special school environment because of barriers to learning, which include sensory processing needs and anxiety.

9 September 2019

As Sowenna, Cornwall’s new 14 bed child and adolescent mental health unit in Bodmin, gets ready to open its doors, staff from Wave Multi Academy Trust are putting the finishing touches to the new education suite which will provide the children and young people with access to education services while they are receiving specialist medical treatment.

18th July 2019

Wave Multi Academy Trust (MAT), which provides high quality education for pupils in Devon and Cornwall, has officially become the new sponsor of Glendinning House Academy, a special free school due to open in Newton Abbot in September 2020. Wave MAT is a highly successful provider of education for children who are educated outside of mainstream school due to medical requirements or who access their education through alternative provision schools. Glendinning House will be the first special school within their Academy Trust family. The new school will benefit from the team’s breadth and depth of experience.

5th August 2019

Staff and pupils at a local school received a special delivery this week when the team from Amazon’s Delivery Station in Exeter stopped by with a £2,000 donation.

Stansfield Academy in Exeter, which is part of the WAVE Multi Academy Trust, received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Clare Barden, the Principal of Penwith Alternative Provision Academy, and Helen Casson, who heads Cornwall’s Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) , have been sent personal letters of congratulation from the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West Lisa Mannall in recognition of the “Outstanding” quality of education they are providing for their pupils.

Carrick Academy are celebrating after an Ofsted Inspector praised the school and confirmed that the school was continuing to offer the same good quality education to all its pupils.

Staff, students and parents at Carrick Academy are celebrating after an Ofsted Inspector praised the school’s safeguarding processes as one of the best he had seen and confirmed that the school was continuing to offer the same good quality education to all its pupils.

The ‘Super Kids’ from Wave's North Cornwall Academy temporarily swapped their ground breaking project at Dartmoor Zoo for a visit to Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Devon after receiving an invitation from one of the keepers at the charity to visit the zoo and help out with a construction task.

Ground breaking partnership between Wave MAT and Dartmoor Zoo is changing the lives of Cornish pupils

Dartmoor Zoo may seem an unlikely setting for a ground breaking educational project aimed at building the confidence, self-esteem and motivation of a group of Cornish pupils excluded from mainstream schools.

However, the success of the project comes as little surprise to its creator North Cornwall APA teacher Andy Wilson who says the unique mix of academic, social and practical activities, coupled with the enthusiasm and support of zoo staff and, of course, access to the animals, is transforming the lives of the young people taking part.