Enriching Learning Together

About us
The ElmWey Learning Trust (company registration number 09625982) was incorporated in June 2015 as a Multi-Academy Trust. Currently Heathside School, Weybridge is the only school in the ElmWey Learning Trust.

Our Vision
To create a family of local schools committed to excellence, continuous improvement and innovation in all we do.

Where all pupils are:


Where all staff and Trustees are:

We aspire to being a model among trusts in all aspects of education, leadership, people development and governance.

Elmbridge Free School, Heathside Walton-on-Thames

In March 2016 the ElmWey Learning Trust submitted a bid to the Department for Education (the DfE) to open a new state secondary Free School in the Walton-on-Thames/Molesey area of Elmbridge.

Following detailed consideration and examination by the DfE, it was announced in July 2016 that the bid had been successful and the go ahead was given to proceed with the project. This is an excellent development for residents of Elmbridge and of course for ElmWey. Gaining approval is a clear reflection of both Heathside’s reputation and the DfE’s belief that ElmWey has the capacity and capability to deliver a new school in an area of need within the Borough.

The new school will be called Heathside Walton-on-Thames. The Trust’s aim is to create an outstanding, non-selective, mixed, 11-16 secondary school meeting a clear demand for secondary places in the Elmbridge. It will provide educational outcomes that meet the aspirations of both parents and students and enable students to progress to further and higher education and expand their career opportunities.

For more information, and to express your interest in the new Free School, please visit the Heathside Walton-on-Thames website.

Further Information

Click here for further information about the Members, Board of Trustees, Register of Interests, Memorandum, Articles of Association, Funding Agreements and Scheme of Delegation.