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.


Penwith Alternative Provision Academy which provides education for pupils who have been excluded from school has been given top marks by Ofsted for continuing to provide an “outstanding” quality of education for all its pupils. Inspectors highlight the inspirational leadership and the quality of teaching and say the school goes “above and beyond” in supporting its pupils to achieve.


The recent Ofsted Inspection carried out in Janaury 2019 has praised the leadership team of the North Cornwall Academy "The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection."

The inspection report also noted the rapid expansion of the school that has now doubled in student numbers. "The move to a new site in refurbished premises in September 2017 allowed the school the opportunity to expand and introduce a primary unit for pupils aged five to 11. Consequently, the number of pupils at the school has almost doubled since the inspection in April 2015."