Bridge Schools Trust

A determined community of schools and teams, we know the power of working together. Through central support, individual spirit and a sharing culture, we navigate every challenge to put learning first. From 23 pupils to over 400, Bridge Schools Trust is home to schools of all shapes and sizes across Cornwall, and we tailor our support for each.

Through central resources, as well as educational and operational expertise, we introduce consistency while liberating leaders to do what they do best. Understand their school and harness its strengths to create a learning environment where pupils fly high.

Since we started working as a Trust in 2013, we’ve grown to include 14 schools. And, we’ve put in our all to get where we are today. Graft. Concern, Commitment. They fuel a trusted and respected approach we all value and believe in.

The challenges along this journey have made us stronger, showing us where we need to adapt and improve. Which always comes down to the same thing. Working ever better together in a connected, caring community built on dedication and trust.

That’s what makes us different. That’s what makes us Bridge.

Our Values...

Curiosity

Curious

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Creativity

Creative

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Excellence

Excellent

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Integrity

Responsible

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Determination

Determined

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Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

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Our Vision

A family of schools built on dedication and trust, working together to put learning first.

Our Aims

  • Growing a community of schools, built on financial stability, where pupils live our Trust values each day.
  • Nurturing aspiration for every pupil, through inspiring teaching and a creative curriculum.
  • Harnessing the power of working together in leadership and teaching, built on reflective and rigorous professional development.
  • Developing hubs of learning excellence that we can share with others.
  • Bringing parents and carers in our local communities closer to pupil learning.

Meet the Team

Adrian Massey
Adrian Massey
Chief Executive
Louise Gilbert
Louise Gilbert
Area Executive Head Teacher
Sarah Sanson
Sarah Sanson
Area Executive Head Teacher
Dani Towe
Dani Towe
Trust Lead for English and Sustainability
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith
Trust lead for Maths
Wendy Delf
Wendy Delf
School Improvement Consultant
Stephanie Bass
Stephanie Bass
Trust Operations Officer
John Wareham
John Wareham
Trust IT Services Manager
Matthew Symonds
Matthew Symonds
Chief Finance Officer
Sue Pollington
Sue Pollington
HR Manager
Ian Batty
Ian Batty
Estates Manager
Rhian Roberts
Rhian Roberts
Estates Manager

Achievement through Teaching and Learning.

How do we secure the best outcomes for children? Great leadership. It’s critical to success and at the heart of our work.

Improved opportunities. Increased attainment. Accelerated progress. With the support of our Chief Executive and central team, our senior leaders work together, empowered and encouraged to use the expertise and best practice we have in our community to grow their own approach and skills in a way that’s right for their school.

Through the bonds we’ve forged with our external academy improvement partners, we can also act quickly and effectively to galvanise capability and boost capacity wherever it’s called for.

From drawing on the experience of our Board of Trustees, to running a thorough needs analysis when an academy joins us, we create bespoke approaches for each school, setting each academy up to succeed.

Our Achievements

  • Our schools improvement record shines bright. Since we started, we’ve seen seven schools graded as Good.
  • Children are born learners. We tap into that to make sure school is a place they love to be.
  • Supporting improvement in every Bridge School by an experienced executive team that has achieved Ofsted grade improvements in previous roles.
  • Enabling schools to put learning first through access to a network of independent external advisors.
  • Harnessing the power of working together through joint training, shared ideas and experiences, creating impactful professional development.
  • Helping our schools access over £4million in additional funding, from renovated buildings to delivering the latest IT equipment.
  • Bringing expert support in HR, IT, project management and accountancy to schools, that’s delivered up-to-date equipment and savings running to £800,000.


© 2022 Bridge Schools trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number 7736425. It is an exempt charity.