Sir Geoff Hurst Academy is a special school offering a nurturing, inclusive environment for 65 pupils with SEMH and associated needs with residential provision for fifteen pupils. We have high expectations for each child to leave as a confident young adult who is well prepared for the future. The Sir Geoff Hurst Academy is being built on the site of the site where Rainsford High was located and where Sir Geoff attended school. A hero to many of us as the only man to score a het-trick in a world cup final when England were victorious in 1966, our CEO was honoured to meet Sir Geoff in person to ask for permission to name the school after him.
The school which will be located in central Chelmsford and will deliver great practice and informative teaching aimed at supporting the children and young people to access meaningful outcomes and life pathways.
The Beckmead Trust Schools; reflect a commitment to pupils' academic, physical, social, vocational and emotional progress. To give children an opportunity to flourish in all aspects of their lives the Trust believes in nurturing all members of the school community. We believe the environment needs to reflect this by being warm, purposeful and understandable.
The curriculum presents formal, informal and enriched opportunities for development and progress. This enables the children who graduate from Beckmead to become independent, connected members of the communities where they live and the workplaces that may employ them.
Sir Geoff Hurst Academy is due to open 2023 - 2024