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.

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.

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.

1st July 2019

A ground breaking project which has seen a group of Cornish pupils working with Dartmoor Zoo has beaten 350 other educational projects from across the country to win Silver in this year’s national British and Irish Association for Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) awards.

23rd June 2019

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.

19th June 2019

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.


16th March 2019

Primary teacher Ceri Skilton has recently graduated to become a Teach .b trainer - a Mindfulness in Schools Program. Learn how Ceri's intervention and training sessions have helped pupils at Nine Maidens Academy.

Ceri has also qualified to teach massage in schools and is looking forward to introducing this technique at Nine Maidens in the coming weeks.

27th February 2019

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.