Melrose Education


Melrose are seeking School Advisory Panel volunteers

Positively changing education by providing transformative opportunities for young people.

Welcome to Melrose Education Limited

Melrose Education is a new company with a strategy of building an outstanding group of special education needs and alternative education schools in England. Our priority is to positively change education outcomes for every one of our learners. Our senior management team and teaching and support staff are dedicated to achieving this meaningful goal with passion and experience.

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Building a community of respect

The schools we acquire are already providing transformative opportunities for young people, led by dedicated and inspirational Principals. Melrose Education is committed to supporting and funding our schools to ensure that the learning environment is built on mutual respect, positivity and fairness.

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Working responsibly and collaboratively

We are committed to providing an excellent salary and benefits package for our hard-working staff team. We are continually investing in our properties and learning resources. We also place great importance on working constructively and collaboratively with our local authority partners and supporting our Principals with effective advice and guidance.

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Our Purpose

To equip every learner with the foundations, education, qualifications, skills, and opportunities needed for lifelong success.

Our Mission

To provide inspirational and outstanding education in a truly positive, empathetic, and transformational environment.

Our Vision

To create a group of inclusive schools where individuality and achievement is celebrated so that every learner can exceed their potential through equity of care, education, and opportunity.

Our Values

This will be delivered through an uncompromising commitment to quality, integrity, empathy, equality, mutual respect, and trust.


Our Locations

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Orchard Education

An independent special school, based on 3 separate sites in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire.
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Break Through School

A special educational needs school, based on 2 separate sites in Belvedere, South East London.
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The Learning Centre

A small independent SEN Day School that provides support to all students with social, emotional and mental health needs.
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The Rowan School

A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11 delivering the best care and education.
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Highgate Hill House School

An independent co-educational day school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) situated on the Devon and Cornwall border.

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The Stable School

An independent school for children with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs aged 6 to 16 years, based across two sites in Christchurch, Dorset.

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Three Bridges School

An independent school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), situated in the city of Truro, Cornwall.

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Belgrave School

Belgrave is an independent special school in Bristol (for children from 6 – 16 years ) that meets the needs of pupils with SpLD (dyslexia) and associated issues.

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Coombswood School

An independent secondary school for learners aged 11-16 in Dudley. 

Melrose are looking to acquire property nationally.

Our Team

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Tracey Storey

Executive Chair and CEO

With over 20 years of experience in the early years and education sectors, Tracey’s aspiration for Melrose is to provide outstanding opportunities for learning to all of our children. In addition, providing staff with a sector-leading salary and benefits package, access to training and continuous professional development and encouraging internal promotion and career progression is a high-priority focus. Tracey is thrilled to be able to lead such a great team to achieve Melrose’s purpose, mission, vision, and values.

Tracey has had the honour of receiving several commendations throughout her career, including winning the NMT Top 5 Business Index Award in 2018, being named as “One of the Highest Rated CEOs in the UK” by Glassdoor in 2020 and, also by Glassdoor, ranked as one of the top CEOs in the 15 highest-rated UK companies for staff work-life balance and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her spare time, Tracey enjoys charity fundraising and volunteering and spending time outdoors using the forest school ethos as a resource for improving mental health and wellbeing access for children and adults. Living close to Dartmoor and the glorious Devon and Cornwall beaches means she has a wide-ranging and wonderful choice for walking and relaxing.

Alex Ringer

Property Director

Alex is passionate about providing SEND children and young people with the best possible start in life. To be part of a team committed to building a network of schools that strive to give our learners the best opportunity for lifelong success is utterly exciting and truly humbling.

He has worked in the education and property sector for many years, firstly for tuition company Explore Learning and then nursery group Kido. His passion lies in designing and creating spaces that inspire and enhance children’s learning and it is a sector that he loves. In his spare time, he volunteers at and runs residential respite summer camps for children with special needs so the chance to join Melrose Education and bring his professional life in line with his personal values is an opportunity that he jumped at. He’s incredibly excited to be part of this journey.

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Amanda Bramley

Chair of Melrose Education’s School Advisory Panels

Amanda has over 40 years’ experience in the education sector, working with a wide variety of professionals at all levels to improve educational practice and outcomes for children and young people.

After many years working in secondary schools in the North East of England, she moved to the Excellence In Cities programme and DfES developing and delivering leadership programmes for multi-agency colleagues before working with the National Strategies in the area of behaviour and attendance and SEAL working with the most vulnerable students in the country.

Latterly Amanda worked in North Yorkshire as a Lead Adviser for school improvement supporting Governing bodies and Head Teachers to embed regular evaluative practice into the school improvement cycle to improve standards.

Amanda lives in North Yorkshire and spends her spare time enjoying the beautiful country side, volunteering, and working in her award winning garden.

Henrietta Jordan

Regional Schools’ Director 

Henrietta has over 15 years of experience of working in specialist education. Throughout her career she has taught from Nursery to A level across a variety of sectors. Henrietta has had a successful senior leadership career culminating in leading successful Ofsted inspections at alternative provisions and specialist schools. Henrietta has gone on to gain further post graduate qualifications is special educational needs and has undertaken the NPQH. 

Henrietta has worked with universities as a guest lecturer on inclusion, assessment, and mathematics. In collaboration with national examination bodies Henrietta was selected to lead on designing an inclusive accredited qualification. She has also supported national educational organisation as a schools Inclusion consultant planning and delivering their national inclusion conference.

Henrietta volunteers her time to sit on several safeguarding forums to support local communities in keeping the most vulnerable families safe. She is committed to ensuring the whole family is supported, enabling all students to succeed.

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Our News

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Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools
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Chelsea Nicholas from Orchard Education
ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
nasen Awards
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November 2023

All nine of Melrose Education’s schools joined NASS, The National Association of Special Schools. NASS champions high-quality, specialist provision within a modern, inclusive education service that respects the choices of children, their families, and carers.

October 2023

Melrose Education opened Coombswood School, its first new school, by transforming an acquired office building into a remarkable school dedicated to special educational needs.

August 2023

Melrose Education acquired its 8th school, Belgrave School, an independent special school (for children from 6 – 16 years ) that meets the needs of pupils with SpLD (dyslexia) and associated issues.

June 2023

Three Bridges, a school for young people with Special Educational Needs, became the 7th addition to the Melrose Education group. It is known as a ‘magical place’ by pupils, parents, carers, and staff and by the Three Bridges friends in the local community. Three Bridges school has a nurturing culture and ethos, which helps pupils achieve the best and positive outcomes. Lisa Smith the Principal at Three Bridges School says “everyone at Three Bridges Education is excited for our future as part of the Melrose Schools group”.

June 2023

Melrose Education became a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance which will support our schools.

May 2023

The Stable School, an independent school for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs aged 6 to 16 years, which is based across two sites in Christchurch, became the 6th school to join Melrose Education Ltd.

The team at The Stable School are excited about their future under Melrose Education, and look forward to being part of their vision to positively change education outcomes for every one of their learners.
Tracey Storey, Executive Chair and CEO said, “We are delighted to welcome The Stable School to our group, and look forward to working with the team to build on their achievements to date. This will involve seeking opportunities within the local community to further enrich the curriculum for learners including a range of extra-curricular activities, and implementing our sector-leading benefits for staff.”

March 2023

This month saw the launch of our Wellbeing Strategy – each school has an appointed Wellbeing Champion who is responsible for our wellbeing policies and activities. The last Wednesday of every month has a themed wellbeing initiative planned for our hard-working members of staff.

March 2023

Councillor Hannah Gray, Mayor of Bromley, visited The Learning Centre at Princes Plain in Bromley.
As well as enjoying a tour of the school, the Mayor spoke to all of the learners, asking about projects they are currently working on plus their aspirations for the future, and even got ‘hands on’ in a Science lesson.

November 2022

Kerry Taylor, School Principal at Highgate Hill House, achieved her Level 5 Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools (Practitioner Status) with an exceptional Distinction grade.

November 2022

Orchard Education learners represented the school brilliantly at the Lincolnshire FA SEN League in Lincoln, showing respect and resilience throughout. Melrose Education looks forward to cheering on the team at other fixtures throughout the year. A huge thank you to Grimsby Borough FC for the donation of learners’ football kits and MC Engineering for the donation of the football boots – the support of the local community is truly appreciated. The team scored some fantastic goals as well as gaining confidence in the games they played.

November 2022

Chelsea Nicholas from Orchard Education achieved her Professional Graduate Certificate of Education.

November 2022

Orchard Education was shortlisted for the nasen awards.

November 2022

Highgate Hill House School was shortlisted for the ISA Award for Excellence and Innovation in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

October 2022

Melrose Education became a Business in The Community Race at Work Charter signatory. This contributes significantly to its equality, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices.

October 2022

Melrose Education adopted the Halo Code, which champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles.

October 2022

Melrose Education launched the Headspace app and a well-being fund to group employees. Staff can access financial support to assist with studying, learning a new skill or hobby, and supporting their well-being or personal development.
Melrose Education also implemented Mental Health training for its senior management teams and well-being leads. This will further support the organisation’s well-being strategy.

October 2022

Melrose Education its healthcare package for all staff employed by the group. The Westfield Health scheme provides employees with optical, dental and chiropody treatments, therapy sessions and access to counselling, amongst other great benefits.

July 2022

Melrose Education acquired its fifth school, Highgate Hill House School, an independent co-educational day school on the Devon and Cornwall border.

June 2022

Mike Burton, the Operations Director of Melrose Education, was selected to be a baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games. Mike will be representing the Yorkshire and Humber region on 13th July 2022.
“What an absolute honour this is for me to represent our local community as a Baton Bearer. I am humbled to have been nominated and awarded this opportunity to participate in the Commonwealth Games preparations.”

June 2022

Melrose Education acquired its fourth school, The Rowan School, a special independent school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

March 2022

Melrose Education acquired its third school, The Learning Centre – TLC, a special educational needs school in Bromley, Kent.

March 2022

Business in the Community (BITC) announced that Melrose Education Limited joined over 800 employers in signing up to the Race at Work Charter. This initiative is designed for businesses to collectively commit to improving equal opportunities for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and ethnically diverse employees in the UK.  

March 2022

Melrose Education acquired its second school, Informal Education Limited – Break Through, an alternative education provision in Belvedere, South East London.

September 2021

Melrose Education acquired its first school, Orchard Education Limited, a special educational needs school in Grimsby.

August 2021

Melrose Education Limited was incorporated.  Our mission is to provide inspirational and outstanding education for all our learners based on one simple belief: that success can be achieved in a truly positive and transformational environment.


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