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The Balcarras Trust

The Balcarras Trust is a new Trust which has been established by the Trustees of Balcarras School, Cheltenham. Balcarras is a highly successful 11-18 school situated in the heart of the Charlton Kings area of east Cheltenham. Consistently rated outstanding by Ofsted, it has also been recognised by The Sunday Times as the highest achieving comprehensive school in the South West. Its highly regarded Headteacher, Mr. Dominic Burke, has recently assumed a dual role as he is now also Chief Executive of the Balcarras Trust.

There are currently no other schools in the Trust, so when The High School Leckhampton opens the Trustees and Chief Executive will be well positioned to offer guidance and advice in the early years of its development. Eventually, future expansion of the trust is likely, to include other schools. Balcarras has a very strong ethos, a commitment to inclusivity and is always striving for improvement. The Trust will seek to promote these values in all its schools.