The purpose of our Trust is to create a mutually supportive family of academies, holding within it both schools that choose to become converter academies and those seeking a sponsored solution.
We were established in October 2013 as an independent not for profit company set up by the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education. The Vine is committed to the development of effective collaboration with and between academies and schools.
I am delighted to give my support to the Vine Family. The Vine is a strong network of schools across our dioceses providing effective school to school support, rooted in our Christian values.
The Vine welcomes already-successful schools and looks forward to sharing in the best practice you bring with you. We will support you in maintaining any current partnerships and promote the development of new networks.
We believe that schools, beyond the family of Church of England schools, will be attracted to our values; everyone is welcome to join our family.