The AST Board of Trustees, subject to a formal agreement with the Department for Education, has agreed to become the ‘incoming trust’ for the three South West Steiner Academies (Bristol, Frome, and Exeter). The Chair of the AST Board, Professor Mike Younger, states:
‘I am pleased to report that the AST Board has decided to progress ahead with the transfer of the three SW schools into Avanti. We are excited to welcome these schools into the Avanti family in what will be no doubt be a challenging but rewarding endeavour to provide the best possible education for the pupils of these three schools.’
AST will now be working with the academy principals, AMC Chairs and board members, staff and pupils to ensure a smooth and seamless transfer later in the year.