The Kingsbridge Educational Trust was formed in September 2016 by the joining together of two schools: Oakgrove Secondary and Middleton Primary. Prior to this, the two schools had a long history of working together and in September 2014 had formed an ‘umbrella’ trust to oversee the development of Primary and Nursery provision at Oakgrove. The decision to form a multi-academy trust was made in January 2016 following the exploration of different models of governance. The multi-academy trust became operational on 1st September 2016. On 1st July 2017, Monkston Primary formally joined and, in August 2017, the new all-through school at Kents Hill Park was awarded to the Trust for opening in September 2018.