About Bridge Academy Trust

Moulsham High School is part of the Bridge Academy Trust.

"It is a privilege to have Moulsham High school as part of Bridge Academy Trust, which currently has 8 schools within it (4 in Chelmsford and 4 in Ongar).  Bridge Academy Trust has as its key focus; The journey of the child (throughout their education); and The Communities our schools serve; and is committed to ensuring that every person who attends a school within the trust has a high quality experience. 

"The Strategic Plan (available on our website) sets out, for all to see, very clearly what our intentions are to be an outstanding trust. The transparency in what we are trying to achieve and on how we will be judged is important to us, and encourages true partnership and commitment from all stakeholders, for the benefit of all.

"Bridge Academy Trust has achieved much in a very short period of time through strong leadership, clear values and the engagement and collaboration of all schools within the Trust. We believe our objectives and priorities are challenging but realistic and look forward to all our stakeholders engaging with our vision and helping us to realise our ambitions."

Mark Farmer CEO & Executive Headteacher (Secondary),
Bridge Academy Trust


The Trust has been agreed by the DFE, with ‘Sponsor’ status in September 2017. Its core purpose has been agreed as:

  • High quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3-19
  • A community and school-led school improvement system within Chelmsford and Ongar

... achieved by an ethos and set of values of:

First and foremost each school within the trust is a place of learning, where young people (age 3 - 19): ENJOY, ENRICH, ACHIEVE


The Guiding Principles of Bridge Academy:

  • Equality/equity for all
  • Schools that are locally owned, locally managed
  • ‘No child left behind’
  • Community at the heart (where everyone is valued)
  • Excellence in each school
  • A school-led improvement system
  • Outward-facing

The CEO of the Bridge Academy Trust is Mr M Farmer.

The Trust's offices are based at Moulsham High School, and can be contacted using the school's contact details below, or by email using the links found to the right of this page.

Moulsham High School
Brian Close
Chelmsford
CM2 9ES

Telephone: 01245 260101
Fax: 01245 504555