Venn Academy Trust was formed in 2015 as a result of a strong collaborative partnership between two Headteachers, Mrs Claire Patton and Dr Simon Witham, that at the time, represented four settings.
The founding schools were Thorpepark Academy (2-11 year olds), Bridgeview Special School (5-11 year olds), Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit (5-11 year olds), and The Sullivan Centre with the Hospital Classroom (7-16 year olds).
Thorpepark Academy and the Whitehouse PRU are National Support Schools working across the Humber region, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. To date they have provided support to successfully develop positive learning behaviour culture, reading and curriculum design.
In September 2016 The Boulevard Centre and The Boulevard Nursery joined the Trust and following that, in the summer of 2017 Griffin Primary School and Mountbatten Primary School became members. Latterly, in April 2019 the Trust was pleased to extend its partnership into the Doncaster region when Brooke Primary Academy and Marshland Primary Academy joined us. In September 2019 the Trust became the education provider for the CAMHs tier four provision on Walker Street, working in collaboration with the NHS. In September 2021 Euler Academy, an alternative provision hybrid special school will open for 56 pupils in East Hull.
The range of Venn’s provision extends to other high quality extended services: home tuition for sick pupils, the behaviour outreach service and the Hull Royal Infirmary hospital classroom.