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Southend East Community Academy Trust

The Southend East Community Academy Trust (SECAT) came into being on 1st September 2016, was extended in August 2017 and is now comprised of six schools:


Bournes Green Infant School

Bournes Green Junior School

Thorpedene Primary School

Richmond Primary School and Nursery

Hinguar Primary School and Nursery

Shoeburyness High School

SECAT has its own Board of Trustees and each school has its own Academy Committee which is accountable to the Trust Board.


The SECAT mission


Building strong schools, building strong partnerships, building strong communities

The SECAT vision


We are a community of schools working in partnership, sharing resources and ideas to provide a rounded and inclusive education to our students who range from the age of 3 through to 18. We work towards enhancing the life chances and prosperity of our students and to equip them for adult life. Whilst keeping each school’s individual character, we encourage our staff to share best practice and knowledge to further benefit our students. We are passionate about educating and encouraging our students to become active, successful citizens and to have the confidence to meet any challenge they face.


The SECAT ethos and values


What we think is important to achieve our vision is:

• To encourage kindness, integrity, and a positive mindset

• To do our best every day

• Valuing the diversity and qualities of our students and staff

• Ensuring everyone feels appreciated and supported

• Recognising and celebrating behaviours that lead to progress


If you wish to find out more about the work of the Trust please contact:

Mrs Ruth Brock, Chief Executive Officer, or Karen Dovaston, Chair of the Trust

by email:


You can also visit

MAT Strategic Plan

Staff Wellbeing Charter

Children and Young People's Wellbeing Charter

Entitlement Document