ACE Schools Multi Academy Trust (MAT) was formally set up on 1st June 2016 with the aim of building on the solid foundation established when a number of complementary education provisions throughout Plymouth were brought together under a single umbrella called ACE Schools.
ACE Schools now operate around Plymouth from eight different locations and provide education and support services throughout the community to support pupils to access education in schools, medical facilities or their own homes. As an alternative education provider, and pupil referral unit, ACE Schools has developed a great reputation both locally and nationally for the work that it does. The school’s performance, size and services mean that it is one of the leading alternative providers of education in the UK and it is in a good position to help grow and develop education services both within Plymouth and beyond.
Since becoming a multi academy trust, ACE Schools has been joined by Courtlands Special School, a local primary school for pupils with special educational needs. Courtlands Special School academised on 1st February 2017 to become part of the multi academy trust. In addition work has started on plans to set up a new free school in Plymouth, The Palmerston Forts School, to support pupils with a range of educational needs associated with the autistic spectrum. The aim is to have this school operational from 1st September 2018.
So what makes ACE Schools MAT the best choice for head teachers and governors considering becoming an academy and part of a multi academy trust or local authorities keen to develop and extend their educational provision?
ACE Schools MAT has a number of positive features which together form a unique proposition.