31 May 2017
Over the last two years, a group of people from across the Wildlife Trust movement has been exploring the establishment of Nature Schools with an ethos based on learning about, and in, the natural environment. After considerable hard work, we are now able to announce the creation of the Red Kite Academy Trust.
Due to the announcement of the forthcoming General Election, our submission to the Department for Education to allow the Academy Trust to establish its first four Nature Schools has been delayed. We now expect to submit our application this autumn.
Support from the general public has been overwhelming, with the proposed schools attracting nationwide media attention during the public consultation stage. Over 150 people also came forward to offer their assistance in the governance of individual schools once these are established, or as trustees and subscribing members of the Academy Trust itself.
May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the last few months. I hope you will return to this web page later in the year for the latest news on Natures Schools and the Red Kite Academy Trust.
CEO, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust