Our Trust

Welcome to Nexus Education Schools Trust, a multi academy trust made up of eight schools situated in the London Borough of Bromley in Kent.

  • Alexandra Infant School
  • Alexandra Junior School
  • Farnborough Primary School
  • Highfield Infants’ School
  • Highfield Junior School
  • Manor Oak Primary School
  • Perry Hall Primary School
  • Pickhurst Infant Academy
  • Worsley Bridge Primary School

NEST was first created in 2015 when Farnborough and Worsley Bridge schools came together to create a multi academy trust. On 1 November 2017 the trust expanded when it was joined by six more local schools - all judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted, creating an exceptional and distinctive learning community of primary schools.

At the heart of our belief system is our focus upon learning – a commitment to the classroom and the core purpose of education. At NEST our commitment to the learning process challenges all of our schools and academies to fully endorse the concept of collaborative learning. Just as our commitment to inclusion is a non-negotiable so too is each school’s contribution to inter-school learning and the development of a NEST wide professional learning community

NEST Mission, Vision and Values

We have a moral purpose to provide excellence and opportunity for all, to enable lives to be transformed



  • u We believe all choices and decisions should be child centred. Pupils’ academic, emotional and social well-being is paramount to enable each child to aspire and be inspired with the opportunities within our schools.
  • u We believe that enhancing pupil progress and achievement is best realised through challenge, collaboration and partnership, based on strong accountability between member schools.
  • u Cooperation and interaction with stakeholders will create pride in NEST and a desire to be involved in its work. In addition, key partnerships with other organisations offer further opportunities to enhance learning and teaching across our schools.

Principles and Values 

Our values are our set of guiding principles which taken together, define what we do and how we do it. They allow us to make the decisions and take action which drive us towards our vision and keep to our core mission. Our values are based on the cooperate values of our partner schools. The words may be different but the moral purpose remains the same.

Our schools VALUE:

Achievement, Success, Inclusivity, Inspiration, Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, Trust, Enjoyment, Leadership, Collaboration, Opportunity, Confidence, Determination, Resilience, Creativity

Our NEST Core Values are supported through our principle of achievement inspired through the NEST ‘CHOICE’ circle

Nexus Education Schools Trust believe that all decisions and choices should be child centred. We aim to nurture every individual, provide excellent education outcomes enabling our pupils to succeed and ultimately transform the life opportunities and aspirations of our pupils, allowing them to be fulfilled individuals within an ever changing world.

As an organisation we recognise that each school’s communities are different. We value each school’s uniqueness and its contribution; in ensuring pupils have the best education and experiences. Each school is distinct to the success of the organisation. We believe passionately that together we can make a greater difference; providing higher education outcomes and wider opportunities for our pupils and greater prospects for our staff and communities.

Each organisation commits to our CHOICE values. It is a reminder that we have made a choice to be a part of the wider organisation of Nexus Education Schools Trust and that we are all obligated to the community as a whole.


  • To develop a strong network of diverse and inclusive schools with similar values, aspirations and a commitment to enable all learners to succeed
  • To drive improvement within the collaborative and deliver excellent outcomes for all learners and leaders
  • To minimise the barriers to progress and achievement in the schools and communities in which we work
  • To advocate the interests of member schools and their children in local, national and global planning and policy
  • To achieve efficiencies in the provision and procurement of goods and services
  • To secure funding for educational projects within and beyond the Trust
  • To further develop successful educational partnerships beyond the Trust

NEST Governance 

  • Effective governance in our Trust is supported by the following:
  • 5 Trust Members
  • 7 Board Trustees
  • Trust sub-committee members from the Local Committee Hub
  • Local Committees in each school
  • Forums and external advisors


The Members are the guardians of the constitution, the vision and values of the organisation. The role is to appoint Trustees and to protect the moral purpose of the organisation.

Our Members: - C Lloyd, M Jones, S Chairman, A Webber, P Chandler

The Trust Board has overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the Academy Trust, including the establishment and maintenance of the schools.

Our Trustees: - P Chandler, N Kimber, D Stacey, P Farrow, A Youd

NEST Scheme of Delegation click hereTrust Committees support the work of the Trust through the monitoring and receipt of reports and information.

They have three key functions:

  • Provide representatives from partner schools Local Committee to give: -regional overview, scrutiny and challenge of academy education and financial performance; -to include pay/conditions, audit, standards.
  • Support forums for academy leaders and governors to shape and influence Academy Trust thinking to achieve the vision and its mission.
  • Ensure an effective flow of communication between the Local Committees, Hub Boards and the Trust Board.
  • Support the work of forums and leaders.