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The Tenax Schools Trust is a Church of England multi academy trust (MAT) which currently operates 7 open schools across Kent and East Sussex, with two further in the pipeline. The Trust has grown rapidly over the past two years, and includes an open free school, a further approved free school, and a large secondary […]

Catherine Dottridge, chief finance officer for the multi school academy trust based at Bennett Memorial and including five Kent schools on Friday was declared overall winner of the KM Kent Teacher of the Year Awards in the Business Management category. Mrs Dottridge has been at Tenax for nearly three years, having previously worked as business […]

Exciting news, building work starts on the Bishop Chavasse school site at Somerhill Green, ready for school opening in September.

Ian Bauckham, the Chief Executive Officer of the Tenax Schools Trust and formerly Headteacher of the Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in Tunbridge Wells, has been awarded a CBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The award is for Services to Education. The Tenax Schools Trust expressed its delight that Mr Bauckham’s very significant contribution […]

Tenax has its own school centre for initial teacher training known as Teach Kent & Sussex. We believe that training to teach in one of our secondary or primary schools will be a great start to your teaching career. Watch this video to find out more.

Welcome to Jarvis Brook Primary School and Leybourne St Peter & St Paul C.E. Primary School, who formally join the Trust on the 1st March 2017.

The Tenax Schools Trust has published the Section 10 Consultation Report on plans to open and run the Bishop Chavasse Primary School in South Tonbridge. The Trust ran the consultation from the beginning of December through to 11 January and received over 170 responses from parents, residents, schools, churches and local councillors. The response was extremely […]

We know that teachers who have been inspired by high quality teacher training will inspire our students with their knowledge and allow them to flourish. Great teaching transforms lives and makes futures brighter. If you would like to be part of that we would love to hear from you. As part of our commitment to […]

The Tenax Schools Trust has launched a public consultation on its plans to open a new Church of England primary school on land adjacent to the new Somerhill Green housing development at Tudeley Lane, South Tonbridge. The Trust want to hear views on: the need for a new Church of England primary school; the proposed […]

We are delighted to announce that a permanent site has been secured by the EFA  for Bishop Chavasse Primary School.  The school will be located on the site next to the Somerhill Green housing development at the east end of Tudeley Lane, subject to planning permission by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. Applications are now […]