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…
We are pleased to announce that the Department for Education announced today that The Mead Educational Trust’s (TMET) 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 TMET, 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.