Press Statement

July 2019

Bourton Meadow Education Trust has a new name – Campfire Education Trust

Bourton Meadow Education Trust was founded in 2013 with just one school and has since grown to currently five academies based in Buckingham and Northampton and a Teacher Training Centre.  As the Trust has become more regional in nature, now seems the right time to move to a name which is not linked to just one school, as all the schools within the Trust have an equal role to play. Head Teachers of all schools were involved in a process which defined the vision and subsequently the new name for The Trust, Campfire Education Trust.


The Campfire Education Trust vales are being cooperative, supportive and adventurous.  The Trust want each of the schools to contribute in their areas of expertise, so that everyone can all benefit from their strengths and skills. Being part of the Trust means being supportive towards and being supported by the other schools. This creates a safe environment to work in for all the schools. Lastly, we are a Trust that wants to try new things, explore new educational ideas and take a few risks. We won't be afraid to do this as the schools in the Trust will be there to support each other.

Sarah Conant, CEO, commented, “The new name reflects our adventurous and supportive spirit.  We came up with the idea of the campfire because it represents the safe place adventurers might go to share their ideas.  We are excited for the future of Campfire Education Trust”.

Andrew MacGarvey, Chair of Trustees, added, ‘The Trustees and I are thrilled with the new name and the way it reflects the strong values that underpin our vision. All the Head Teachers were involved in the process of deciding the values and name, making us a Trust that everyone can be proud to be part of.”

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