Frank stanford

Welcome ‘The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust’

Thank you for visiting the website of 
The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust.

The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust provides specialised education to young people who demonstrate challenging behaviour and whom may have social, emotional, mental health difficulties (SEMH).  Many pupils within the Trust have experienced difficulties in their previous educational placements, at the point of referral pupils may be:

  • At risk of exclusion from their mainstream school
  • Have a Statement/Education Health Care Plan of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Be referred from National Secure Welfare Commissioning Unit (NSWCU)

The schools within the trust have worked closely together since 2007 with a mission to raise the educational standards and improve the life chances of all pupils.  The schools formally converted to academy status on 1 September 2015 creating ‘The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust’.

Each school within the trust is as equally important, autonomy is promoted within a shared core framework of ethos and direction.  We engage together in a supportive network of school to school evaluation and challenge.  As CEO, I work in close partnership with each Head of School across the trust to provide an excellent standard of education and pastoral care, taking the schools forward to provide outstanding provisions.

The trust offers a wide spectrum of educational placements for boys and girls both primary and secondary.  The offer includes specialist day places, weekly residential care, a comprehensive range of alternative provision and the opportunity for personalised learning. 

Cuckmere House School was designated a Teaching School in 2014 which has enabled us to build on our successful outreach, school to school support and teacher training.

I hope you find our website helpful and informative, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the trust using the ‘contact us’ page.

Yours sincerely,

Frank Stanford, M.A,.B.Ed (NLE)
Chief Executive Officer

The work of school staff transforms pupils’ attitudes to learning. Pupils participate very well in lessons and there is often a strong sense of enjoyment.

- Ofsted 2014


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