• TMAS-148

Bourne Education Trust

Bourne-Education-TrustThe Bourne Education Trust is a Surrey-based multi-academy trust made up of ten schools: Epsom and Ewell High School, Jubilee High School, The Matthew Arnold School, The Everest Community Academy, Auriol Junior SchoolBrookwood Primary School, Pyrcroft Grange Primary School, Sayes Court Primary School and Sythwood Primary School. The newest school in the trust is Chertsey High School, a free school that the trust is opened in September 2017. This is being undertaken in partnership with Salesian School.

The trust specialises in supporting schools to improve their performance and draws on the experience of all schools in the trust. The trust’s main areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Increasing leadership capacity and rebuilding confidence
  • Setting the strategic priorities for the school and creating an aspirational culture
  • Supporting the current leadership team in implementing change and holding staff to account
  • Refining the school’s data tracking systems so that intervention is targeted, appropriate and makes a difference
  • Improving the quality of teaching through school-to-school support, paired observations, bespoke training and the use of outstanding practitioners
  • Increasing the skills of teaching assistants so that in-class provision and small group work supports progress
  • Improving the dialogue between teachers and teaching assistants
  • Challenging underperformance
  • Ensuring that no child slips through the net

Trust Leaders

Chair of the Boards:

 Sara Lipscombe

Chief Executive Officer: 

 Alex Russell

Director of Finance and Operations:

 Kate Sanders

Chair of Audit and Finance Committee:

 Chris Marston

Chair of Performance and Standards Committee:

 Chris Munro

Clerk to the Board:


 Roger Evans



Board Membership

Chair of the Board:

 Sara Lipscombe

 Alex Russell, CEO

 Chris Munro

 Sue Tresillian

 Chris Marston

 Audrey Wade

 Tony Oakden

 Chris Marston


The board meets termly and all schools in the trust are held to account for their performance against pre-agreed key performance indicators.  The philosophies that underpin the trust are those based on partnership and collaboration.  We want to ensure that all children receive a first class education and that the professionals working in our schools are well equipped to deliver this.  We believe that the best way to achieve this is by working together in an open and honest culture, where no stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver an outstanding provision to the children across the trust.

The Bourne Education Trust's Funding Agreement can be viewed here

All of the Bourne Education Trust's financial statements can be viewed here.

The Bourne Education Trust Register of Interests 2017-18 can be viewed here.