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Learn@ MAT

Learn@ MAT

All Equal, All Different,All Achieving Together

Welcome To Our Trust

A welcome to all from Peter Evans the CEO of Learn@ MAT

Welcome to Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust 

The Learn@ group of Academies and Alternative Providers serve the West of England with specialist education for children aged 5 through to 19 who have a variety of needs.

I’m very proud to be part of this innovative and unique arrangement to provide quality teaching and learning for young people who have been identified as having social, emotional, mental health (SEMH), social, language and communication needs (SLCN) and autistic spectrum condition (ASC).

Across Learn@ we recognise that we are all different and life is not always equal and fair; many young people have special needs and traumatic early life experiences, which often result in their early educational experiences being challenging and negative.  Our aim is to support all children and help them recognise their own worth, raise their self-esteem and re-engage them in successful learning with a wide, relevant and rich curriculum. We recognise that young peoples needs don't stop when school holidays begin and our aim is to provide effective support and continued learning opportunities throughout the whole year.  This includes offering individual mentoring and holiday camps during the school holidays.

Our Academies

Our two specialist Academies provide education for young people aged 5 to 19 who have a variety of needs that may be SEMH, SLCN and ASC.

Knowle DGE Academy serves young people from Bristol and surrounding Local Authorities.  They offer day time education with extended learning opportunities throughout the week and on weekdays to ‘short breaks’ at its on-site accommodation, the LoDGE.  Knowle DGE Academy is a "Good" school which offers an "Outstanding" sixth form.  (Ofsted, 2015).

Notton House Academy is based in Wiltshire and offers term time only, weekday residential education for boys from across the South West and is looking to extend this to 52 week provision in the near future. Notton House Academy is a "Good" school which offers good standards of residential care (Ofsted, February 2019).

Both of these Academies offer a wide range of individually tailored curriculum programmes and vocational learning in small groups.  Most of our students will have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) before they arrive but in some circumstances we can offer a place for assessment.

Alternative providers

St Matthias Academy (Key Stage 3 and 4) and Lansdown Park Academy (Key Stage 2 and 3) are Alternative  Providers working closely with mainstream schools in the City of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset (BATHNES) to both prevent exclusions and support young people who have been excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools.

We provide a challenging 12-week programme, which following induction prepares and supports a young person to successfully return to a mainstream school.  Some students benefit from an extended placement with us, which involves an in-depth assessment of their needs and potential transfer to a specialist school or mainstream with additional support.

Contact us for support

Please take the time to look at all our academies in more detail through the links provided below and contact them directly if you wish to arrange a visit.

If you are on the difficult journey of choosing a new school for your child, please do not hesitate to call me on 0117 244 9746. We are here to help you give your child a positive future.

Peter Evans

Chief Executive Officer

Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust

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    Lansdown Park Academy
    Stockwood Lane, Stockwood, Bristol, BS14 8SJ

    0117 903 8071
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    St Matthias Academy
    17 Alexandra Park, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2BG

    0117 903 1320
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    Knowle-DGE Academy
    Leinster Avenue, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1NN

    0117 370 8030
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    Notton House Academy
    28 Notton, Lacock, Wiltshire. SN15 2NF

    01249 730 407
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    Lansdown Park Academy Rush Hill
    Rush Hill Bath BA2 2QL

    01225 430 009