Welcome from the Executive Headteacher

Welcome from the Executive Headteacher - Peter Barnes

The Kingsbridge Educational Trust was formed in September 2016. It is a multi-academy trust of like-minded, autonomous schools dedicated to high standards and collaborative working. Although a relatively small Trust at present, we are always looking for interested schools to join us: not only those that hold similar values but those who share a passion for improving lives. If you would like more information about our work, including not only what we do but how we do it, please contact us.


Executive Headteacher: Peter Barnes 

Peter was a Headteacher of a large secondary school for 10 years between 2004 and 2014. During that time, in 3 separate Ofsted inspections, no aspect of leadership and management was ever graded as less than outstanding. 

In 2014, following a grade 1 Ofsted the previous year, Peter stepped down from the Headship to oversee the building and development of a new primary and nursery phase and the establishment of a Teaching School.

In 2015, he set up the Kingsbridge Educational Trust which gained DfE sponsorship accreditation and became operational in September 2016. Peter became CEO of the Trust at the same time.

Peter has degrees in English and Law, 3 separate Masters qualifications including an MBA, and is an Ofsted lead inspector across all phases. Peter is a National Leader of Education.