Change Brook Academy
We are submitting a Wave 14 Free School application for an 11-16 mixed secondary school to be located at Top Farm, Nuneaton.
I am delighted to announce that Matrix Academy Trust is submitting a Wave 14 Free School application for an 11-16 mixed secondary school to be located at Top Farm, Nuneaton. Our proposed new Free School, Change Brook Academy, would open in September 2022 with an intake of 180 Year 7 students. Change Brook Academy would grow with the same intake each year until reaching full capacity across Years 7 – 11 by September 2026.
Matrix Academy Trust was the Trust that the DfE identified as a sponsor for Etone College in 2014 when it was in ‘Special Measures’. Over a 5 year period Etone College has made significant improvements and for the last 4 years has been recognised as a ‘Good’ school.
Etone College has been performing at the highest level and has been offering support to other schools.
We have been committed to improving the quality of education in Nuneaton over a period of years. We have ensured that the staff at Etone work tirelessly to support the life chances of children from Nuneaton. The Teaching School within our Trust has trained over 200 quality teachers in the last 4 years with many of them working in Nuneaton schools. Etone has been very active in working with both primary and secondary schools in Nuneaton.
We want to do more than that though. We want to give the opportunity for every child in Nuneaton to attend a good school, just as we all want for our own children.
We recognise that there are other high quality sponsors submitting a Free School bid. However, we felt it very important as a Trust that has worked to improve the outcomes for children in Nuneaton over a sustained period of time, that we had a duty to submit a bid.
If you would like to make any comments about our proposed Free School please send these through to Nuneatonfreeschool@matrixacademytrust.co.uk by Thursday 7th November 2019.