Castle Mead Academy Chair of Governors Appointed
We are delighted to announce that Mr Chris King, the current Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School and future Chief Executive of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools, has been appointed to the role of Chair of Governors for Castle Mead Academy.
Mr King has been Headmaster and Chief Executive of Leicester Grammar School Trust since September 2001 and is Chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. He brings a wealth of experience as a school leader to the role.
Tom Hague, Principal Designate of Castle Mead Academy said: “I am delighted with the appointment of Chris King as our Chair of Governors at Castle Mead Academy. The role of Chair of Governors is a key leadership role and is fundamental to Castle Mead becoming a high performing school. Chris and I share similar views on what makes an effective school culture, and I am looking forward to us working together to shape Castle Mead's future."
Castle Mead Academy, a new secondary school opening in the heart of Leicester in September 2019, will build upon the success of Rushey Mead Academy’s outstanding track record. The Academy, which will be the 8th addition to the Rushey Mead Educational Trust family of academies, will provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum with a special focus on EBacc subjects (English, mathematics, science, humanities and a language).
Prospective parents will be able to meet with Tom at an open evening to be held on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at Rushey Mead Academy.
We are pleased to announce that the Department for Education announced today that Rushey Mead Educational Trust's (RMET) application to open a free school in Leicester has been approved.
The new secondary school is expected to open in 2018 or 2019 and will be based on the model of Rushey Mead Academy, the highly successful 11 to 16 Leicester academy, that is "rated outstanding by Ofsted and consistently one of the highest performing schools in Leicester". Through RMET, the new school have access to a world-class education network and excellent school-to-school support.
We will now work with the Department for Education to establish a location for the school and, once that is confirmed, will work closely with the local community and parents in this exciting new venture.
As you will be aware Rushey Mead Educational Trust (RMET) submitted an application last September to the Department for Education (DfE) to open a Free School. Applications assessed as strong are invited to an interview with the DfE and we were delighted that RMET was amongst these. The interview took place last week and covered all aspects of the Rushey Mead Free School application. We expect to hear the outcome of our application by Easter and will update the website as this is known.