Welcome to the Raedwald Trust

Safeguarding children is the first priority of the Raedwald Trust and its academies.

Our full Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies can be found on our Policies page.

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.

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Our Academies

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

Alderwood Academy

Alderwood Academy is a provision for children in Key Stage 2.  The provision offers short term and temporary support to pupils who are at risk of exclusion or those who require additional targeted intervention to help them re-engage with learning in their mainstream school or next identified setting.  Please find out more by looking at our Alderwood Academy pages.

First Base Bury St Edmunds Academy

First Base Bury St Edmunds Academy is a provision for children at EYFS and Key Stage 1.  The provision offers short term and temporary support to pupils who are at risk of exclusion or those who require additional targeted intervention to help them re-engage with learning in their mainstream school or next identified setting.  Please find out more by looking at our First Base Bury St Edmunds Academy pages.

First Base Ipswich Academy

First Base Ipswich Academy is a provision for children at EYFS and Key Stage 1.   The provision offers short term and temporary support to pupils who are at risk of exclusion or those who require additional targeted intervention to help them re-engage with learning in their mainstream school or next identified setting.   Please find out more by looking at our First Base Ipswich Academy pages.

Ipswich Hospital School

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.

Outreach (including Child in Care) Programme

Our Outreach Teaching Service is a provision formed initially in 2017 in partnership with the Suffolk Virtual School.  This provision is highly personalised and co-constructed through a child’s main place of education. A referral for commissioned outreach support can be made by a child or a young person’s school. For child in care outreach support, a referral can be made by the Suffolk Virtual School who fund the provision for 42 children and young people across Suffolk via retained Pupil Premium Grant.  Please find out more by looking at our Outreach Teaching Service pages.

Parkside Academy

Parkside Academy is a provision for children and young people in Key Stages 3 and 4.  The provision offers short term and temporary support to pupils who are at risk of exclusion or those who require additional targeted intervention to help them re-engage with learning in their mainstream school or next identified setting.  Please find out more by looking at our Parkside Academy pages.

St. Christopher’s Academy

St. Christopher’s Academy provides educational support for young people in secondary school who cannot attend mainstream school due to a diagnosed complex medical and/or mental health condition.

Westbridge Academy

Westbridge Academy is a provision for children and young people in Key Stage 4.  The provision offers short term and temporary support to pupils who are at risk of exclusion or those who require additional targeted intervention to help them re-engage with learning in their mainstream school or next identified setting.  Please find out more by looking at our Westbridge Academy pages.