I am proud to be the CEO of a family of seven primary schools working across East Devon and West Dorset, who share a common set of values and a desire to work together to provide high quality education for the children in our communities. Through being a group, we can offer more to both staff and young people than any single school could offer alone.

Acorn Multi Academy Trust believes passionately that children are most likely to learn best when they are happy, safe and engaged in their learning - so each of our schools provides a broad, rich and exciting curriculum which places personal and social development, health and well-being on a par with academic achievement and prepares our young people for the next stage of their learning. 

We provide a supportive and collaborative environment so that each school, teacher and pupil can learn from each other and benefit from opportunities to develop and progress. At the same time, the ethos and distinctive identity of all our schools is celebrated, respected and actively promoted. We strive to protect and develop the Christian character and distinctiveness of the Church of England academies within the Trust.

We make it a priority to provide our staff with excellent professional support and development so that they have the skills they need to excel in their teaching. 

Our small and professional central team provides practical, easy to access support to minimise administration locally and maximise the potential for our managers to lead their schools effectively and focus on what really matters - teaching and learning.

I hope that what you read on this website encourages you to find out more.

Warm regards,

Andrea Rice,
Chief Executive and Executive Headteacher