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The Bourne Education Trust

The Bourne Education Trust is a Surrey-based multi-academy trust made up of ten schools, Auriol Junior School, Brookwood Primary School, Chertsey High School, Epsom and Ewell High School, Everest Community Academy, Jubilee High School, Pyrcroft Grange Primary School, Sayes Court Primary School, Sythwood Primary School and The Matthew Arnold School.

The Trust is excited to be expanding its operations in Basingstoke, Hampshire from September 2017.

The trust's Aims and ethos:

‘Transforming schools; changing lives’

We want to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all our learners:

  • An unshakeable belief in the intrinsic value of every individual within our community

  • Exciting and creative climates for learning within a safe and supportive environment

  • Sustainable collaboration and sharing of best practice

  • Personal and professional development for all members of staff

  • Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships


Trust Leaders

 Chair of the Board      

                            Sara Lipscombe

 Chief Executive Officer 

                            Alex Russell

 Director of Finance and Operations     

                            Kate Sanders

 Chair of Audit and Finance  Committee            

                            Chris Marston

 Chair of Performance and Standards Committee 

                            Chris Munro

 Clerk to the Board

                            Roger Evans

The Board of the BET has two core functions: they are to set the strategic direction of the organisation and to ensure financial probity. The Board is supported by the Executive Group (comprising the CEO, all the headteachers in the Trust and Director of Finance & Operations (DFO).

As a multi academy trust, the Board is responsible for all of the academies in the Trust. They exercise this responsibility by delegating functions to the Local Governing Body of each academy through schemes of delegation (one for good and outstanding schools and another for sponsored academies).

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