About Our Trust

The Raedwald Trust is a partnership of Alternative Provisions and bespoke pathways serving children and young people requiring a different route to success.  The Trust is established to deliver its core purpose devolved by parliament: the advancement of education in the public interest. Committed to the 7 Principles of Public Life (Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership), the Raedwald Trust uses compliance to drive a culture of ethics and probity. Through this approach, the Raedwald Trust is able to unleash greatness by enabling bold, imaginative and innovative learning.

Welcome from our CEO

My name is Angela Ransby and I am delighted to lead the Trust in the next stage of its development, and serve its community, as CEO.

The Raedwald Trust is a thriving, inspirational Trust situated in the heart of communities across Suffolk and delivers exceptional education to pupils of all ages who require personalised bespoke education pathways.

I have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for learning and I am passionate about education and working with young people. Making a difference in the lives of young people is what brought me into this profession. It is my belief that all pupils should be successful in schools and that schools should serve the needs of their communities. Staff, governors and trustees at the Raedwald Trust are ambitious for every pupil, and this is evident in the day-to-day life of the Trust.

Learning and Teaching is at the heart of all we do. We believe that the Raedwald Trust should be a centre of excellence with high expectations, positive pupil attitudes, good behaviour and a clear focus on raising standards and ensuring progress for all. We do our utmost to create a culture where every pupil feels valued and where every member of staff is committed to pupils achieving their very best. This is achieved by fostering an ethos firmly rooted in social justice, civic values and lifelong learning.

If you would like to find out more about us, please get in touch.

With best wishes on behalf of the Raedwald Trust.

Our Academies

The Raedwald Trust is made up of five Alternative Provisions, including the Ipswich Hospital School, across eight sites:

Alderwood Academy

Alderwood Academy is a short term provision (2-3 terms)for children and young people in Key Stage 2 and 3.  Alderwood supports pupils at risk of exclusion through a range of intervention strategies.    Children who have been permanently excluded are not admitted to this provision unless a ‘next school’ has been identified during referral stage.  Please find out more by looking at our Alderwood Academy pages.

Child in Care Programme

Our Child in Care Programme is a provision delivered on behalf of the Virtual School and admissions are exclusively referred via the Virtual School.   This provision is highly personalised and co-constructed through the Virtual School and a child’s main place of education.   Please find out more by looking at our Child in Care pages

First Base Ipswich Academy

First Base Ipswich Academy is a provision for children at EYFS and Key Stage 1.   The provision supports pupils at risk of exclusion through a range of intervention strategies.   Part-time placements are for two days a week for two terms, children continue to attend their community school on the other three days.  Full-time placements are for five days a week and can be longer term, depending on need.  Please find out more by looking at our First Base Ipswich Academy pages.

Hospital Provision

The Ipswich Hospital School is a provision within Parkside Academy that educates children and young people whilst they are in patients with the NHS.   The provision also works to support children with medical needs to access successfully transition into their usual place of education and offers guidance to a child’s usual school requiring support to make any necessary reasonable adjustments.

Lindbergh Campus

The Lindbergh Centre is a campus within Parkside Academy providing education for young people at Key Stage 3 and 4.   Admissions are accepted for students who have been permanently excluded from their main place of education or who are at risk of exclusion.   Reintegration and Managed Moves from Lindbergh Centre through IYFAP.  Please find out more by looking at our Lindbergh Centre pages.

Montgomery Road Campus

Montgomery Road Campus is a provision within St Christopher’s Academy and provides longer term education and support for Key Stage 4 students.   Students admitted into this provision will have a combination of needs that are severe and complex.  A highly personalised plan supports students to succeed in education and in their community.  Please find out more by looking at our Montgomery Road Campus pages.

Parkside Academy

Parkside Academy is a provision offering education to Key Stage 3 and 4 students unable to access their usual place of learning because of medical or mental health needs.    Students admitted into this provision will have a combination of needs that are severe and complex.  A highly personalised plan supports students to succeed in their education, transition and re-integration to a longer term education setting.  Please find out more by looking at our Parkside Academy pages.

St. Christopher’s Academy

St Christopher’s Academy is a longer term provision for Key Stage 2 children identified with specific SEND needs, in receipt of an EHC Plan focussed on SEMH / MLD needs.  Placements can last up to 2 years.  Please find out more by looking at our St Christopher’s Academy pages.

Westbridge Academy

Westbridge Academy is a provision which supports young people in Key Stage 4 who are at risk of exclusion or who have been permanently excluded from mainstream education.  Students admitted into this provision will have a combination of needs that are complex.  A highly personalised plan supports students to succeed in their education, transition and post 16  next steps.  Placements can last up to 2 years.