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Hurst Education Trust

Albourne is proud to be part of the Hurst Education Trust.

The Hurst Education Trust (HET) is a Multi-Academy Trust set up by Hurstpierpoint College (known as Hurst College) in collaboration with the Diocese of Chichester. It exists to provide a unique offer to local schools in the Mid Sussex area.

HET vision and values

Academic excellence is the foundation of a Hurst education because we believe it opens doors to the future. Therefore every child at Hurst College, and at a HET School, is challenged and supported along the way in our friendly and warm community.

We are ambitious for each of our pupils, and who they can become, and we encourage each pupil to engage and enjoy all aspects of school life.

We want our pupils to learn the importance of certain values: a sense of duty, an awareness of right and wrong and a respect for others. We want pupils to be ambitious with a clear sense of purpose, to acquire a balanced view of life and develop into independent, mature individuals. 


Schools who are part of the Hurst Education Trust receive a high quality education support package focused on the “Good to Outstanding” journey and access to Hurst College’s facilities, including sports and academic provision together with specialist facilities including the theatre, farm and chapel. 


Importantly, schools retain their individuality, including their name, uniform and curriculum. 


To find out more, please visit the Hurst Education Trust website.

Albourne pupils being taught cricket at Hurst College

A Message from the CEO

With its close partnership with the Diocese of Chichester, the Hurst Education Trust is a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust. As such it is proud of its identity and foundation and this is reflected explicitly and implicitly in its ethos, practices and policies.

Central to the work of the Trust and its schools will be the Church of England’s Vision for Education: “Educating for life in all of its fullness.”

“I have come so that you may have life, and have it to the full.”

(John 10:10)

Under this umbrella, the Trust and its schools are open, welcoming and inclusive, embracing pupils of all faiths and none, committed to the flourishing of all of its pupils.

Diversity will be celebrated and equal opportunities available to all. It is our belief that there are core common values universally recognised across faith boundaries, dignity, compassion, the removal of disadvantage and discrimination, empathy and encouragement which help foster and create a positive school environment in which all individuals can thrive and grow.

Tim Manly

CEO Hurst Education Trust

Girl being taught how to saw wood in the woodland

Details of the Trust can be found on the Hurst Education Trust website


Key documents, including the Trust's annual report and accounts, can be accessed from


The Hurst Education Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales Registered No. 13807225


The Trust's contact details are:

Hurst Education Trust

c/o Hurstpierpoint College

College Lane


West Sussex, BN6 9JS


01273 836914

Downloads and links

Download our documents for further information about our curriculum.

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