Bishop's Stortford Educational Trust
Bishop's Stortford College is proud to be a founding member of the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust.
As part of the residential development of Bishop’s Stortford North, two new state primary schools and a state secondary school are planned to accommodate pupils from Reception to the Sixth Form. These schools are to be set up and managed by a Multi Academy Trust: a consortium of organisations acting as Sponsors. The Sponsors have the responsibility for establishing and appointing the directors of the Trust and will therefore be instrumental in setting the vision for the new schools.
College Headmaster, Mr Gladwin, commented: ‘I am delighted to confirm the College is working alongside Birchwood High School, The Bishop’s Stortford High School, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Leventhorpe School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and local Primary School representatives to establish the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust, a consortium with the intention of bidding to be the Sponsors of the new schools.’
The work of the Trust will be entirely funded by the Department of Education and once the new schools are up and running they will operate independently of the Sponsors.
Drawing on the individual strengths of each school, who together have a clear understanding of the local need, the Trust aims to maintain excellent education standards in Bishop's Stortford as the town expands. Mr Gladwin commented, ‘the College Governors and I are keen to ensure that the new schools are in harmony with the existing school provision, complementing the array of good and outstanding schools already in this area. We are also doing so in the hope of a continuing collaboration for the future benefit of education in our area.’
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