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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

About Us

Stronger together . . . every child in a great school

Welcome to Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST); a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West.

Initially formed as a small multi academy trust of only two schools in 2011, the Trust has experienced several iterations of growth and change.

In essence, WeST as we recognise it today, was launched in September 2017 with the ambition of delivering exceptional education for 2-19 years olds with the additional ability to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate study through The WeST Learning Institute (WLI). Whilst school trusts are now common place across the educational landscape, WeST significantly differs from many by not only having a Teaching School but through its Higher Education provision via TLI.

The WeST family now extends to 31 schools of which 8 are secondary and 23 primary. All 23 primary schools naturally transition children into a WeST secondary school, an area of work we wish to further strengthen as our work matures. 

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. Whilst we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area. 

We have a pride in our schools, staff and children, and thrive on the constant challenge to do better. All our children are our collective responsibility.

Rob Haring

Chief Executive Officer