Why Leading Edge?

Join a group of excellent academies that are located in stunning coastal locations in the far South West of the UK, who aim to lead the way by transforming outdated models of education to give our young people the edge in the competitive global context that we live in today.

Join a community of forward-thinking educationists and governors who believe that an innovative curriculum and a philosophy of learning without limits offers the chance of the highest quality teaching and learning experience to all the learners in the Trust.  A focus on literacy, numeracy and digital skills produces great outcomes and career destinations for all our learners.

Join a MAT with a Teaching School that has just been awarded ‘Research School’ status (2019) for using evidence-based research to inform its CPD and school improvement work.

Join a partnership that is outward-looking and the hub in Cornwall for the national network of excellence called ‘Challenge Partners’ and the international network of schools that uses the High-Performance Learning (HPL) framework to gain World Class status devised by Professor Deborah Eyre.

Join a values-driven MAT where all the decisions and aspects of organisational life are driven by our six values or ‘E’s.  They are Excellence, Equity, Empathy, Evolution, Endurance within an Ethical framework.  We have a Church School within our MAT that promotes a Christian ethos that echo these values.

Join a MAT that is a medium-sized family of schools that aspires to grow to the optimum size of between 8 and 11 Academies, where relationships are strong and work together at a human scale.

Join a Trust where there is the opportunity for regular knowledge sharing and where there is an annual programme of adventurous experiences in which to participate, such as the Leading Edge Regatta, Three Peaks mountain climb, ski trip, joint sports days, music festivals and our very own record label for young musicians and performers.