Regional Schools Commissioner formally launches Cornwall’s outstanding Wave Multi Academy Trust.

Lisa Mannall, the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West, formally launched Cornwall’s Wave Multi Academy Trust (MAT) at a special celebration event held at the China Fleet Country Club in Saltash this week.

Wave, which changed its name from Acorn Academy Cornwall in July 2018, is recognised by Ofsted as the most successful Alternative Provision MAT in England for providing education for pupils who have been excluded from school. It runs six AP academies in Cornwall, together with the Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) which provides education for students who are not in school for medical reasons.

Last Summer the Department for Education announced that it was transferring three Devon academies: Central Devon Academy, North Devon Academy and South and West Devon Academy, previously run by Schools Company Trust, to Wave following critical Ofsted reports. The MAT officially took over running of the academies on 1st November 2018.

The aim of today’s event, which brought together all staff from each of the 10 AP academies in Cornwall and Devon for the first time, was to celebrate the change of name and formally welcome the three Devon academies into the Wave family.


Wave Mat Launch Jan 2019