Warren Wood - A Specialist Academy

Inspiring creative learners to succeed and flourish in tomorrow’s world

Mayflower Trust

Welcome from our Chief Executive Officer 

I am very pleased to welcome you to our website and as Chief Executive Officer of this small Trust, I am very proud of all our learners (pupils at Warren Wood and students at Aegir) and our history.  We put our staff teams and children first.


Our sustained success is based on our vision to inspire creative learners to succeed and flourish in tomorrow’s world.  We aim for excellence in all that we do and encourage others to do the same so that all are happy, healthy, safe and successful.  We foster a culture of learning and engagement by ensuring mutual respect and a values-led approach to promoting progress and good behaviour, within an ethos based upon high quality teaching and support. We believe that all learners can achieve well. Our personalised and outcomes-based curriculum has been the route for success for all of our learners who go on successfully to their next steps in education, employment, training or supported living. This is supplemented by a wide range of extra-curricular experiences and opportunities. We call this our ‘Curriculum for Life promoting British Values and Character Education’. We aim for all our learners to be academically successful from whatever their starting point, and also to be prepared for adulthood as happy and effective citizens.


I hope that you find our website a valuable resource for seeking information about our specialist academies, their ethos and range of activities. Whether you are a parent/ carer, potential student/pupil or visitor, or a school wanting to join our Trust. It is designed with your needs in mind.  However, if you are considering a place at one of our schools for your son or daughter, then please do get in touch and visit us. You are assured of a warm welcome, as are all our parents and visitors.


Jon Brown
Chief Executive Officer

Welcome from our Chair of the Trust

As Chairman of the Mayflower Specialist Schools Academy Trust I am pleased to welcome you to our website. I am so fortunate to be part of what are two wonderful academies of learning with Aegir Specialist Academy and Warren Wood Specialist Academy. The Trustees and I support and encourage our Staff, Children and Young People in the work they do to help all our learners achieve their full potential. On a personal note, it has been my privilege to be part of our academies for some time now and I continue to see our achievements flourish.


What we are able to do is see our children grow in mind and body with most importantly a smile on their faces within a warm, welcoming and safe environment for all our Children, Students and Young People. My role as Chair is to be an encouraging, constructive support to our Executive Principal, a challenging listening ear to him, our Academy Principals, and indeed all of our very hard working staff.  Being Chairman of the Mayflower Trust is both challenging and rewarding; it is what makes every day enjoyable. My fellow Trustees and I do what is a most onerous but enjoyable task knowing that what we attempt to do sees great benefits to all our Children and Young people, families and the wider academy partnerships of which we are a part.


I myself am greatly privileged to be part of all of this.


Jonathan Downes

Chair of the Trust

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