17 September 2020

Today was a very special day for staff at Glendinning Academy, Wave’s new special free school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as they welcomed their first 54 new pupils.

Long term partnership secures the future for vulnerable children in Cornwall.

9 September 2020

A new long-term partnership between Together for Families, part of Cornwall Council, and the Wave Trust has been established to support Cornwall’s children and schools.

Wave welcomes staff and pupils back for start of new school year

7 September 2020

Wave Trust has welcomed staff and pupils back to its academies across Cornwall and Devon and is looking forward to providing all pupils with safe high quality education and fantastic support during the next few months.

22nd May 2020

Attached is a guide for leaders in alternative provision (AP) which has been written by a number of us who lead trusts, provisions and networks across the country. We hoped it might be useful to share it with our networks at this challenging time. Please feel free to share with any colleagues if you think they might find it helpful.

7th May 2020

As parents, pupils and teachers across the country wait to hear when and how schools will officially re-open following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions, Wave is continuing to do what it does best – providing the highest quality education for its pupils and equipping them with the skills they need for both education and life.

24th April 2020

Staff at Wave Trust’s academies in Cornwall and Devon are rightly proud of the artistic achievements of their pupils. Last year talented young artist Tegan Rowe won first prize for her age group in the prestigious Young Art Cornwall competition, with artwork produced by pupils from the Shoreline Academy in Barnstaple winning first prize in the Young Art Devon competition in February. Now two Wave academies in Cornwall are taking part in an exciting new programme being led by the Crafts Council.

10th March 2020


From tigers, meerkats and snakes, to horses, dogs and tortoises, staff at Wave are using animals to help pupils build their self-confidence and manage their behaviour in the classroom. Research has shown that using animals in a therapeutic way can help reduce stress and anxiety for pupils, as well as increasing their confidence and motivation for learning. This can then lead to improved school attendance and enhanced relationships with fellow pupils and teachers.

31st January 2020

When Cornwall’s outstanding Community and Hospital Education Service (CHES) was originally set up to provide education for children who are unable to attend school for medical reasons, the majority of pupils had physical conditions such as broken bones or long term illnesses like cancer. Today, while CHES still supports children with physical conditions, around 80% of its pupils have mental health needs, including depression, anxiety and self-harm.

CHES is part of the Wave Trust, the largest Alternative Provision provider in the South West, and recognised as the most successful trust in the country for providing high quality education for pupils who have been excluded from school or who are not in school for medical reasons. As well as its medical provision, Wave has six academies in Cornwall and three based in Devon for pupils who have been excluded from school or who are at risk of exclusion.

22nd January 2020

12 months ago Cornwall’s Wave Trust, recognised as the most successful trust in the country for providing education for pupils who have been excluded from school, took over the running of the Central Devon, North Devon and South and West Devon academies.

Today the three academies have new names: Stansfield Academy, The Shoreline Academy and the River Dart Academy, new principals and are celebrating a significant improvement in educational standards and exam results, improved teaching facilities and strong support from pupils and parents.

22nd January 2020

Our students are having a fantastic time working with Newlina Eco-gardens, an incredible social enterprise organisation providing inspirational learning in the outdoors. Based in a green and peaceful 2-acre garden near St Newlyn East, staff from Newlina have a wide range of training and experience from organic horticulture, forest schools and permaculture, to music, cooking, storytelling in education and wood craft.