Oak-Tree Group Managing Principal Matthew Hagger is delighted to have purchased Braeside to join The Oak-Tree Group from 1 September 2015.
Mr Hagger says, “With its long-standing local history, excellent academic education and high level of resourcing, Braeside fits naturally alongside Coopersale Hall, Normanhurst and Oaklands.
Braeside is an excellent school with an outstanding reputation within our locality for strong academic achievement, and moving the school into the Oak-Tree Group will unlock the potential for considerable growth and development within our two senior schools and beyond. Already we are looking at how to provide new kitchens to deliver freshly home-cooked lunches for all pupils and the introduction of full wrap-around care from 7.30am until 6pm with a raft of exciting extra-curricular clubs and activities for all age ranges.
Our schools work well together and we are used to creating a variety of opportunities for pupils, staff and parents to join their counterparts in our other schools for a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance further their experiences with us. I have had several meetings over the summer with Headmistress Gillian Haddon and I’m very pleased that our aims for developing the school are very similar.
This is an exciting new phase of Braeside’s history and I’m looking forward to helping the school reach the next level in its journey when term starts in a week or so.”