Riviera Education Trust

Welcome from the CEO of Riviera Education Trust
Inspiring the individuals of today, for a better society tomorrow

Shiphay Learning Academy is a happy place where children learn to be part of a diverse community, where they are prepared for life beyond primary school and where learning is an experience to be enjoyed.


This is true of all the schools in our Trust.  From the moment Riviera Education Trust was founded in 2015, we have understood that each of our schools, just like our children, is unique. Our academies serve different communities in different contexts, but we share a common goal: to provide excellence for all our children. 


All of our academies are committed to improving the life chances and choices of all children, regardless of race, gender, background or ability, through constant reflection and improvement.


As a strategic partner of the regional Teaching School Hub, our Trust leads on school to school improvement and staff practice development across Torbay and Devon, and the children in our schools benefit from working with National and Specialist Leaders in Education (NLE & SLEs) providing the very best leadership across our schools.


During my time with the Trust I have seen first-hand how our collaborative approach and relentless focus on high standards for all, can make a positive change in children's lives, and I am proud of the contribution that Shiphay makes to our Trust and the Trust makes to Shiphay Learning Academy.


I know that our children learn, grow and excel academically and socially as part of this vibrant community of excellent schools, and I know that yours will too. We can’t wait to welcome them into our Shiphay family.











Stewart Biddles
Chief Executive Officer 



Riviera Education Trust

Company registration number 09751294 (England & Wales)


Registered Address:

Oldway Primary School

Higher Polsham Road




Tel: 01803 557190