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Thank you for visiting the website of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust (Vine). The Vine is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) set up by the Diocese of Chelmsford. It has been my privilege to serve the Vine as Chief Executive since May 2016. We are an active group of academies located throughout the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Our vision is to serve our local communities by providing excellent education and develop Christian character. We are in the early stages of our development and have recently welcome two new academies to our Trust.  We anticipate welcoming many more in the months and years ahead.

The most important part of what we do is help facilitate improvement in our academies such that the children have the very best possible experience as they grow into mature and confident learners with a strong sense of morality and values. To that extent, you will see the great work that they do every day on their academy websites that you can link to from this site.  

On the Vine website you will get a sense of what we offer to our existing academies and our prospective joiners. If you have any questions, particularly if you are a leader or a governor in a school that may be interested in finding out more about what it means to be a member of the Vine, please do get in touch through the Contact Us page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John Crane

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