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Welcome to the website of Astrum Multi Academy Trust. We are a highly respected trust formed 2017  catering for pupils with a range of Severe and Complex Special Educational Needs across the London Borough of Redbridge and beyond.  We are forward thinking  with  both our current schools- Newbridge Lower School- Gresham Drive and Newbridge Upper School- Barley Lane both rated as outstanding 2019 and for the past 10 years. We have just opened our new special for Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils -  Hatchside School. Our vision is to create a partnership of outstanding Special Schools to support the Special Needs Community in Redbridge and the  surrounding area to offer excellent opportunities for pupils and their families. 

Our new school has opened the next chapter of this vision and will grow over the next 3 years.                                    

Lara Parr


Trust Vision and Values

  • At Astrum Multi Academy Trust, we aim to provide high quality education that meets the needs of every pupil, especially the most vulnerable by being innovative and sharing excellent practice across the Trust and wider educational community


  • Our vision is for a partnership of outstanding special schools with the skills, expertise and resources working collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes for every pupil
  • Safeguard – Strive - Achieve – are central in all we do for/with our pupils and their families and across all our policies and procedures
  • The vision and values are modelled by the Board and school leaders and embedded across the Trust

The Vision for our schools is

  • Regularly consult the children and young people, staff, parents/carers and governors about school life
  • Develop independence in the children and young people and provide a wide range of opportunities for effective learning and social interaction
  • Be secure, stimulating and happy schools where pupils and staff can learn together
  • Promote and develop inclusion throughout the schools, with mainstream partners and in the local community
  • Be a Trust that other schools will want to learn from and where new ideas are welcomed
  • Develop the roles of all staff
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Trust News

Hatchside School Consultation

Astrum Multi Academy Trust is proposing to increase the age range of Hatchside School and expand it by 64 places onto an additional site at Mayespark Primary School, Goodmayes Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG3 9PX. If approved, these changes would be effective from 1 September 2024. The full set of consultation documentation can be accessed on the school’s website at:

The consultation runs until Monday 9th October 2023.

We would appreciate it if all formal responses could be made via the email address/postal address listed in the consultation documentation below.

Hatchside Consultation Document

Hatchside Statutory Notice (Long)

Appendix A - Equality Impact Screening (Hatchside)

Summary of Consultation Evening 20.09.23

We are recruiting School Governors

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