The Kingsbridge Educational Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust (a charitable company limited by guarantee, company number 09144847) with sponsorship accreditation from the DfE. At the moment it operates three schools: Oakgrove all-through school, Middleton Primary school and Monkston Primary school. The Trust has been awarded the new all-through Kents Hill Park School which is due to open in September 2018.
Our model is unique in that we devolve maximum decision-making powers to local level and want to ensure each school retains its own identity, flavour and personality. Local Governing Bodies, apart from the requirement to have a Finance and Personnel Committee, are free to set up whatever committee structure they see fit. The Board of Directors retains an oversight function, especially as regards finance, outcomes and safeguarding but responsibility is delegated to the individual Governing Bodies. The Trust, however, has a level of expertise that individual schools can draw upon and offers an unrivalled opportunity to share best practice and school improvement strategies for the benefit of all children. It also enables cost-efficient, expert centrally-run services to be provided to schools enabling them to concentrate on the teaching and learning.