About Us

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

Our focus is to provide upper-quartile salary and benefits for our hard-working staff team and invest 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.

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 Team

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Tracey Storey – Executive Chair and CEO

With over 20 years of experience in the early years and educations 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 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.

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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 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.

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.

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