26th February 2020

Helpline launched to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Public Health England have recently updated information for travellers. Please click on the link for additional advice: Additional advice: Coronavirus (Covid 19)


 Coronavirus Advice Poster

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.

10th January 2020

12 months after the official launch of Wave Trust, all 300 members of staff from Wave’s 11 academies across Cornwall and Devon came together at the China Fleet Club in Saltash on 10th January 2020 for a very special day of activities and workshops.

The aim of the day was to celebrate the first anniversary of the three Devon Academies joining the Wave family, the opening of Torlands, Sowenna, the award of Glendinning House Special School and reflect on the hard work and positive achievements during an action packed 2019.

21st November 2019

Talented young artist Tegan Rowe, a former Year 11 student at Wave Multi Academy Trust’s Caradon Academy, has won a prize in this year’s prestigious Young Art Cornwall competition. 

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.

30th September 2019

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.

19th September 2019

Students from North Cornwall academy organised a very special goodbye for one of their favourite members of staff who is leaving this week after eighteen and a half years working at the school. Rather than the usual ceremony with flowers and cards, Anna Combellack was treated to an up close and personal meeting with two very lively lionesses at Dartmoor Zoo.