The trust’s founding and future
The Brent Specialist Academy Trust (BSAT) was setup in February 2016, and became a single academy trust in April 2017 when Manor School converted to academy status and joined the trust as its founding school.
In September 2019, The Avenue School (a free school) formally opened on its temporary site in Brondesbury, London, becoming BSAT’s second school. The Avenue will move to its permanent site, located in Brondesbury Park, in 2022.
Trust development – name change and vision setting
Following extensive stakeholder engagement, the trust’s name, vision, and mission were changed to better reflect our current offer and aspiration to grow our trust beyond the local area, and enable us to explore business opportunities to supplement our schools’ budgets. In September 2021, the trust’s name was formally changed to The Rise Partnership Trust (RPT), with the new trust website due for launch in the Spring 1 half term.
The trust is currently in the process of setting up a therapy clinic, the profits from which will be invested in our schools to supplement their budgets and support our outstanding trust therapy provision.
The trust is proactively seeking growth opportunities with other trusts and schools, with the hope of being a ‘family of specialist schools’ (RPT Growth Plan, 2021) by 2024. More information can be found here.
The trust is also eager to work in partnership with other trusts, schools, organisations, and professionals/colleagues, to share our knowledge and expertise, and support the development and enhancement of SEND practice and services across the UK.