Wave 2

PAG celebrates successful Wave 2 clients

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PAG celebrates successful Wave 2 clients


Wave 2

Premier Advisory Group is delighted to celebrate the trusts who were successful in their bids to open new SEND/AP Free Schools via Wave 2 of the DfE programme. These successful applications include a number of PAG’s clients: 



  • Ambitious about Autism Academies Trust

    Ambitious About Autism Academies Trust has been selected to sponsor a new 4 to 19 school for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder / Condition (ASD/C). The school will serve families in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

  • Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust

    Learning in Harmony Multi Academy Trust was successful in Newham where it proposes to open a school for pupils aged 5 to 10 with ASC.

  • The Beckmead Trust

    The Beckmead Trust has been approved to end pre-opening for two Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) specialist schools. The first of these is a 7 to 16 provision for children and young people in Essex. The second is a 7 to 19 school located in Richmond upon Thames.

  • The Sovereign Trust

    The Sovereign Trust will be opening their new school in Warrington for children and young people aged 7 to 16. The school will meet the needs of pupils with ASD/C and SEMH and Speech, Language and Communication Needs, where needed.


Commenting on the announcement Tom Legge, Managing Director of PAG, stated: 

We’re delighted to have been able to support a number of clients in their bids for Wave 2 schools. This builds on our track record in Wave 1 of this application process and, more broadly, across the range of DfE and LA organised competitions. We’re now working with clients to bring their plans to fruition though pre-opening. It is pleasing that we have been able to make so much progress so soon considering the current constraints of COVID.

Opening a new school is a challenging process that requires vision, determination and strong leadershipOur pre-opening project management and post-opening support services were designed by our expert team of project to facilitate as smooth a process and as timely delivery as possible. Keep an eye out for our Top Ten Tips for Pre-opening Project Management coming soon to our website and LinkedIn  

A full list of successful trusts moving into the pre-opening phase can be found below.  

Trinitas Academy Trust 

Bexley 

No successful bidder selected, applications to open the school have reopened 

Bromley  

Shaw Education Trust 

Bury 

Special Partnership Trust 

Cornwall 

Delta Education Trust 

Dorset 

The Beckmead Trust  

Essex 

The Yes Trust 

Halton 

Spark of Genius Academy Trust 

Hartlepool 

James Marks Academy 

Hertfordshire 

SABDEN MAT  

Kent  

Ambitious About Autism 

Kingston  

Humber Education Trust 

Kingston upon Hull 

Co-op Academies Trust 

Leeds  

Community Inclusive Trust  

Leicestershire 

Learning in Harmony MAT 

Newham 

The Bridge London Trust 

Norfolk 

Wellspring Academies Trust 

North Lincolnshire 

Wave MAT 

North Somerset 

Wellspring Academies Trust 

North Yorkshire 

Prosper Learning Trust 

Northumberland  

The Gallery Trust 

Oxfordshire 

Special Partnership Trust 

Plymouth 

The Beckmead Trust  

Richmond 

Newbridge Multi Academies Trust 

Rochdale 

Kings Academy Trust 

Salford 

Victoria Academies Trust 

Sandwell 

Wellspring Academies Trust 

Sheffield  

No successful bidderapplications reopened 

Shropshire 

Forward Education Trust 

Solihull 

Wave MAT  

Somerset 

Prospere Learning Trust 

Stockport 

Manor Hall Academy Trust 

Stoke-on-Trent 

Paradigm Trust 

Suffolk 

River Tees 

Tees Valley  

The Sovereign Trust 

Warrington 

YMCA George Williams Academy Trust 

Warwickshire - AP 

Reach South  

Wiltshire  

Maiden Erlegh Trust 

Wokingham/Reading 

The Rivers C of E Academy Trust 

Worcestershire - AP 

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