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.
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.
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.
To equip every learner with the foundations, education, qualifications, skills, and opportunities needed for lifelong success.
To provide inspirational and outstanding education in a truly positive, empathetic, and transformational environment.
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.
This will be delivered through an uncompromising commitment to quality, integrity, empathy, equality, mutual respect, and trust.
Break Through School
The Learning Centre
The Rowan School
Highgate Hill House School
An independent co-educational day school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) situated on the Devon and Cornwall border.
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.
Three Bridges School
An independent school for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), situated in the city of Truro, Cornwall.
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.
Melrose are looking to acquire property nationally.
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.
Mike is proud to be a community man and his desire has always been to help as many people as possible. This drive led to a 20-year career in education (colleges and SEND schools) working with a diverse group of learners. Mike campaigns for mental health and through his charity and fundraising work, encourages those he works with to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
As a young man who could not read or write, Mike worked hard on his learning and development over many years to achieve the position of Executive Principal and now Operations Director. Mike feels privileged to work for Melrose Education which enables him to make a positive difference to the lives of so many children. However, his best job is being a dad to his beautiful son Charlie.
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.
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.
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.
Melrose Education opened Coombswood School, its first new school, by transforming an acquired office building into a remarkable school dedicated to special educational needs.
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.
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”.
Melrose Education became a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance which will support our schools.
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.
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EXECUTIVE CHAIR, TRACEY STOREY,
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