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What is HIVE ?

Our school, along with other schools in the local area, have worked together closely for over eight years as part of school-to-school support. This collaborative relationship has helped improve outcomes for children, supported staff professional development and enabled leaders to share best practice.

Over the past five years (with a break during the global pandemic), we have been discussing ways of improving even further and this led to discussions around forming a multi academy trust (MAT). The priority is to enable our school to continue to provide an excellent education for our pupils, whilst maintaining each schools’ ethos and identity. We believe by working together more closely with like-minded partner schools, we can achieve great things and provide an excellent educational experience in which all our pupils can thrive.

Consequently, the governing bodies of four schools have now committed (in principle) to form a MAT and over time other schools in the local area have stated an intention to join the new organisation.

The formal partnership (MAT) will be built on the strong foundations of our existing organisation and will continue to work closely with the schools not joining the MAT as early adopters.

We anticipate the Trust will be known as ‘HIVE Family of Schools’ (Highly Inclusive Values-led Education) however, the member schools will each retain their current names.