The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) is delighted to announce that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Castle Mead Academy. The agreement is a legally binding contract between TMET and the Department for Education and contains the terms and conditions upon which Castle Mead Academy is to be funded.
Tom Hague, Principal Designate of Castle Mead Academy said: “We are all absolutely thrilled that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to enter into a funding agreement with Castle Mead Academy. This key milestone demonstrates the Government’s commitment that we will open and illustrates the Department for Education’s confidence in Castle Mead delivering a high quality education to the young people of Leicester. We have already recruited high quality curriculum leaders and are excited by our developing team.”.
Castle Mead Academy will open in September 2019, welcoming 240 Year 7 students in its first year and gradually grow to a school of 1200 students. The school will build upon Rushey Mead Academy’s outstanding track record, providing a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum with a special focus on English Baccalaureate subjects (English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language) to its students. The school will draw on first class leadership and outstanding teaching and learning practices to support each learner, making sure that they have every opportunity to achieve.