Welcome from the CEO

Welcome to the Link Multi Academy Trust

The Link Academy Trust incorporates the eighteen small schools of Bearnes and Wolborough in Newton Abbot, Broadhempston, Cheriton Bishop, Diptford, Drake's, Harbertonford, Hennock, Ilsington ,Landscove, Morchard Bishop, Moretonhampstead, Otterton, Sparkwell, Stoke Gabriel, Tedburn St Mary, Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Yeoford. Five of the schools are situated in rural villages around the town of Totnes, set within the beautiful South Hams region of Devon, with the addition recently of Sparkwell All Saints primary near Plympton. Hennock, Ilsington, Moretonhampstead and Widecombe-in-the-Moor are on Dartmoor near Bovey Tracey. Bearnes Primary is set within the heart of Newton Abbot, Cheriton Bishop, Tedburn St Mary , Yeoford and Morchard Bishop are in the area just to the north east of Dartmoor, near Crediton and Drake's and Otterton are situated in Budleigh Salterton.

Whilst all the Academies gain expertise by work closely together , each school is unique with its own particular character and each Hub of schools, Totnes, Moorland, Raleigh and Woodleigh, have their own School Board. Our Academies achieve high academic standards through the provision of an exciting curriculum that makes the most of our rich surroundings. We offer a caring, nurturing environment, with dedicated staff who strive to meet the needs of every child and a culture of high expectations through first rate systems and procedures that ensure we are effective and efficient in all that we do.

Working together, our Academies can achieve more for our children than by working alone. We learn together, support each other, share our expertise and ensure we are always current, ready to offer the very highest standards of teaching and provide exceptional learning opportunities for all our children.

The Academies within our Multi-Academy Trust are vibrant and exciting places to work in, yet our small size enables us to know every child and build strong relationships with each family. All Academies have good reputations built on high standards and a caring ethos, but we are always looking for ways to improve so that we meet the challenges of preparing children for the future.

We maintain excellent links with other schools in the area and we have close ties with the successful local secondary schools of Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, South Dartmoor, Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teign, Exeter, Okehampton and Crediton as well as with the grammar schools in Torbay and Plymouth.

If you are interested in learning more about the Link Academy Trust, or would like to visit us, we would be very happy to show you around any of our Academies so that you can meet the children and staff.

Nicky Dunford, CEO

If you are interested in joining the Link Academy Trust and would like to request any further information, we would love to hear from you. Please email in the first instance to the Trust Administrator by email to admin@thelink.academy