Fowey River Academy converted to academy status under the Adventure Learning Academies Trust in 2014.
The new Fowey River Academy opened on 1st May 2019 under the Leading Edge Academies Partnership
In its current form this school does not currently have an Ofsted report. Once we have received an Ofsted visit you will be able to view the Ofsted reports on the Ofsted website.
“On behalf of the Trustees and Executive Team at the Leading Edge Academies Partnership, I would like to announce the transfer of Fowey River Academy on May 1st 2019 from the recently discredited and defunct Adventure Learning Academies Trust that appeared on Panorama in the Autumn. Fowey River Academy will be joining a new, exciting and aspirational trust that is one of the best performing MATs in the country called the Leading Edge Academies Partnership. There are 5 schools in this relatively new MAT who they are already providing outstanding educational provision and opportunities for the young people in their care. Every Trust school aims to be a high flying centre of excellence for academic, musical and sporting prowess. This is already evident in the two Leading Edge secondary schools that have recently received letters of praise for their GCSE results in 2018 from Nick Gibb, the Education Minister. He praises excellent progress and attainment scores and the offer of a rich academic curriculum including languages as evidenced by their EBACC entry.
This academic success is a transformation for the Five Islands Academy who were sponsored by the Trust and have turned around its fortunes in less than a year. In addition, Mounts Bay Academy hit the headlines over Easter with alumni Molly Hocking winning “The Voice” on ITV and gaining a record contract. She thanked the school for supporting her musical career. Mounts Bay also has sporting alumni aplenty with two England Rugby players featuring in the recent Six Nations competition, the indomitable Jack Nowell and impressive Luke Cowan- Dickie. They are not alone as we have numerous professional rugby players from the Academy playing for the Exeter Chiefs and the Cornish Pirates Premiership Rugby teams. The MAT primary schools, Ludgvan and St Hilary, are also gaining top academic results and are recent cup winners for a number of sporting competitions.
This outstanding track record of the Trust will inspire action so that Fowey River Academy will be one of the best schools in Mid Cornwall very soon. We are looking forward to working with the community to put Fowey on the map. Watch this space!” Sara Davey CEO/Executive Principal