Sidmouth College has joined the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust in what is being described as a ‘genuinely transformative partnership.’

The Trust comprises 14 schools in Devon and aims to ensure that each school within its ‘family’ has the highest expectation for every child, with social justice at the core. The Trust was set up in the memory of Professor Ted Wragg, a former Lecturer in Education at Exeter University.  He was passionate about how education can transform young people’s futures, and became known as one of the foremost education thinkers of his generation.

Sarah Parsons, Principal at Sidmouth College, said: “Joining the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust is an exciting next step for all the stakeholders involved with the college. We are pleased to be joining a forward-thinking Trust with values that align with ours at the college. I am sure that the benefits of working collaboratively will provide ongoing opportunities for continued school improvement and have a positive impact on not only our college community but the wider community too.”

Moira Marder, Chief Executive Officer of the Ted Wragg Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sidmouth College to our family of Ted Wragg Schools. As one of the best schools in Devon, Sidmouth College will play a key leadership role in our mission to improve life chances for all children across the region. This will be a genuinely transformative partnership between the College and the Trust that share the same values and will help us continue on our exciting journeys of improvement together.”

Sidmouth College, which has a roll of 899 students and employs 120 staff, was rated  ‘Good’ in its last Ofsted inspection in 2022. A spokesperson for the college said: “Sidmouth College puts students first, has effective learning at the heart of all it does and promotes a climate of success and achievement for every student. With a passion for, and a commitment to, the core purpose of education and a relentless focus on each student’s right to the very best provision.

"By joining the Trust, which ensures all schools within its family has the highest expectation for every child, every day with social justice at the core, the college will be supported on its ambition in becoming one of the most successful schools in the county.”