Our Academies


The Fermain Academy opened as a brand new Alternative Provision free school in September 2015 and underwent a £1.6m building project to extend and refurbish the entire building. With facilities to cater for up to 60 students aged 13-16 at any given time, the academy is a safe place of learning for those who, for whatever reason, have become disengaged from mainstream education.

Achieving an Outstanding Ofsted in 2018, The Fermain Academy is seen as an example for AP’s across the country. School leaders and staff take immense pride in the outcomes for pupils and the ethos of the Trust is very much built from the core values of the Fermain Academy.



The Axis Academy opened in September 2020 as a 40 place SEN school for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.

Our Vision for The Axis Academy is to work constantly to provide excellence for every student. With a highly-trained, specialised team, we will support the entire cohort’s needs, particularly focusing on those students with mental-health issues, needing a safe, but aspirational, environment to recapture an often lost passion for learning and creativity. ‘Axis’ represents far more than just a name for a school. It neatly summarises our vision for the Academy, and expresses the ethos for education we strive to provide; an ethos focused on positive achievement and success at every stage