ACE Schools Multi Academy Trust was formally set up on 1st June 2016 gaining Sponsor status at the same time with the aim of growing the Trust from a single educational provision in Plymouth into a group of Schools, to support the development and improvement of the education for all pupils within the Trust.

The aim is to improve good Schools to excellent and to support failing Schools through proven educational practice, strong leadership and outstanding governance, and to develop new provisions to meet these high standards. Since it has been established, ACE has developed a highly effective internal capacity to support the Schools we work with in their work with children and young people, helping them to make the biggest difference to their life chances. ACE also has a highly robust growth strategy which ensures that the effectiveness of our internal capacity is never compromised as the Trust grows.

The ACE motive force is: We stand for excellence in education, uncompromising professionalism and solution focused support, with the pupils at the heart of everything we do. Our core aim is to create ‘positive futures for all’ through a positive, supportive and proactive environment created through caring, competitive, innovation. ACE Schools MAT will support all children and young people, Head teachers, School staff, parents/carers and stakeholders and the wider communities they are a part of.

ACE Multi Academy Trust works across Devon, Cornwall and Plymouth with children for whom main stream education is not right.  Young people with behavioural challenges; children with mental health concerns; students who find the traditional setting of a school intimidating.

We change these young people’s lives.  Our extraordinary staff have the ability to connect with these children and apply the principles of trauma informed care to enable them to reach their potential.  It is not an exaggeration to say that we offer a life changing service.