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Welcome to the Tenax Schools Trust

Tenax Schools Trust is a Church of England multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in both primary and secondary schools in Kent and East Sussex. Tenax is a mixed trust that includes community schools with no denominational ethos alongside Church of England Voluntary Aided (VA) and Voluntary Controlled (VC) schools. While our Church of England schools place particular emphasis on teaching children and young people about Christian values, beliefs and traditions all of our schools subscribe to our underpinning educational, ethical and personal development principles. We value diversity and will preserve the distinctive local character of each school. We welcome pupils and families from all backgrounds and from all faiths and none.

Our educational philosophy derives from our founding values:

• We believe in the value and potential of every child and young person.

• We are committed to high standards of achievement and embrace a positive mindset that insists all students can make exceptional progress.

• We provide a rich curriculum designed to prepare pupils for future learning as they grow in knowledge and confidence.

• We invest in the expertise of our teachers by providing best in class professional development for all. We value our support staff and offer competitive employment packages for all. We aim to be an employer of choice.

• We focus on giving our pupils the richest personal development possible, so that they grow in character and acquire strong values to stand them in good stead in adult life.

• The Trust aims to maintain and further enhance its reputation for excellence in all aspects of its work.


The name ‘ Tenax ’ is the Latin word for ‘ tenacious ’ or ‘ steadfast ’. We chose it because we are steadfast in our values and in our commitment to high achievement and personal growth for all young people.

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