TWAV is an educational charity. Our purpose is to advance education for public benefit. TWAV will facilitate knowledge building for all through professional development, with a determination to improve curriculum and pedagogy.


STUDENTS FIRST: The mission of TWAV (TWAV) is to develop happy, confident and successful young people. Our underpinning values are respect for each other, creating an environment for successful learning and giving everyone the tools to maximise their potential. Our primary focus is providing great student outcomes whilst also thinking about the holistic welfare of our students.

CHERISHING STAFF: TWAV is committed to social equality and the principles of fair access and opportunity. The priority is local families and we will retain a local focus. TWAV values its employees. It is committed to staff development and to fair and transparent dealings with all employees. Our employees are precious and they must be deployed for maximum gain for our students and their welfare.

SERVING COMMUNITIES: TWAV intends to wisely grow its family of schools. There will be measured growth as we must maintain outstanding outcomes. Growth, therefore, will be intentionally designed. TWAV will extend business services to support great teaching and learning. All our academies will deliver a ‘world class’ modular curriculum that is relevant, dynamic, forward looking and balanced.

Our Vision

TWAV is a Multi-Academy Trust of primary and secondary schools – and in time (we hope) special schools. This will add real inclusivity to our Trust.

The PLT grew from a passion to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, of all abilities and social class groupings, in Weston-super-Mare and Highbridge.

We believe that this approach will create happy, confident, and high-achieving students. This truly collaborative approach will also develop great staff relationships and improve staff wellbeing. It promotes healthy competition.

TWAV is a charitable company limited by guarantee for the promotion of education and wider community benefit.

TWAV will:

  • Support the aspirations of young people and their ambitions for their future success.
  • Contribute to producing aspirational, well-rounded, confident and active citizens.
  • Offer a broad range of qualifications.
  • Be inspirational learning centres offering exceptional education.
  • Combine, share and utilise the highest academic standards and levels of expertise across our academies and partners to design and develop an innovative and inspiring curriculum – learning is at the centre of what we do
  • Provide a strong duty of care to nurture and support students' wellbeing and self-esteem.
  • Maintain the unique nature of all of the schools within the Trust.
  • Give Academy Councils the freedoms to focus on the challenge and support for the improvements in teaching, learning and the curriculum.

Our Ethos

The ethos of TWAV is visionary, aspirational, and one of pursuing excellence across every single area of our work.

Through working together and sharing resources, our academies will provide all young people in Weston-super-Mare and Highbridge with inspirational academic and vocational programmes which prepare them for successful careers and healthy, confident and active livelihoods.

Our Values

The following values are important to TWAV.

  • Pursuing exceptional education for every single child – STUDENTS FIRST
  • Every person is here for the best interest of the children.
  • No child is ever left behind.
  • The unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated and valued for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.
  • Encouraging uniqueness and diversity.
  • Allowing every young person across the Trust to benefit from specialist facilities and resources.

Cherishing Staff

  • Facilitating the mobilisation of expertise between/across organisations.
  • Sharing good practice and experience across academies.
  • Providing high-quality motivated staff with opportunities to expand their experience and expertise across the Trust.
  • Cherishing staff