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.

9th 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.

3rd February 2020

The Department for Education formally transferred the three Devon academies, previously run by the Schools Company Trust: Central Devon Academy, North Devon Academy and South and West Devon Academy, to Cornwall’s Wave Multi Academy Trust in November 2018 following critical Ofsted reports.

Since then staff from Wave, 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, have been working closely with staff, parents and pupils to improve standards.