Maiden Erlegh Trust

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About our trust

Maiden Erlegh has an enviable 50 year tradition of academic success and provides a high quality education for over 1800 students, 440 of whom are in our thriving sixth form at our school in Earley.

In 2011, Maiden Erlegh became the first 'converter' academy in Wokingham Borough, and in 2013 the Government approved our application to open another Maiden Erlegh Secondary School in Reading.

Maiden Erlegh Trust was established in October 2014, when we received approval to open a new free school to serve the needs of students in East Reading. Maiden Erlegh School in Reading opened its doors to students in September 2015.

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Maiden Erlegh School

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Maiden Erlegh School is an exceptional school. Our students thrive in a mature, supportive, purposeful and happy environment. They benefit immensely from working with the highly trained, talented and dedicated teachers and support staff and from participating in a wide range of exciting and inspiring extra-curricular activities. As a result they make excellent progress and secure impressive results, but also grow into wonderful young adults. This means that they are equipped to take up their place in the world, whether their first steps are to university (including to some of the most prestigious establishments in the country), to college, onto an apprenticeship or into the world of work.

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

We opened our doors to our first Year 7 students in September 2015 and our school will eventually grow to 900 students, housed in brand-new, purpose-built accommodation that opened in 2016.

A school, however, is not just the building but the community of students, staff and parents working together to deliver excellent outcomes for young people. We are determined that our students will leave Maiden Erlegh School in Reading well qualified and equipped for the next phase of their life. We do this using the educational expertise, experience and leadership from across the Maiden Erlegh Trust, working in collaboration with our sister school.

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Great Hollands Primary School

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Great Hollands Primary School is a vibrant and exciting community school located in south-west Bracknell. Many of our children come from the local areas of Jennett’s Park and Great Hollands, with others coming from the wider Bracknell / Ascot area. We currently have 447 children on roll and all classes are currently taught in single aged year groups.

We believe every child is special and we are an inclusive school. Great Hollands Primary School is a caring, nurturing school which works in partnership with parents to support children in achieving their full potential.

At Great Hollands we offer a curriculum which is broad, balanced and differentiated to meet individual needs. We strive hard to blend the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics into our creative curriculum which covers the full range of the primary curriculum. We also aim for pupils to have developed the interpersonal skills, confidence, patience, determination and independence to help them succeed in life.

Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge

At Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge we are committed to helping our students realise their dreams by equipping our young people with the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence to achieve success.

Expectations of ourselves, our students and the wider community of the school are high.  We provide a rich and varied curriculum as well as an extensive range of extra-curricular and sporting activities.

Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge students are confident, talented, inspirational and have a hunger to learn.  The greater the challenge, the more they achieve.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust means everyone benefits from a wealth of experience in inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.  Staff are dedicated and hard working professionals.

Our Locations

See where our schools are based

Great Hollands Primary School

RG12 8YR

Maiden Erlegh School

Silverdale Road

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

81 Crescent Road