On Friday 30th April 2010, pupils, staff and guests all took part in our official school opening. Our special guest was The Earl of Wessex, who was treated to songs sung by children on his arrival. He shared jokes with the pupils on his tour and especially enjoyed watching a fantastic dance display performed by pupils in different year groups. After refreshments, Prince Edward continued his tour which ended in a dance performance involving all pupils and staff. Prince Edward completed his visit by unveiling a plaque. Once our special guests had departed, the celebrations continued with an open afternoon for parents and carers. The day ended with everyone enjoying drinks and cakes. It was a delicious ending to a memorable day!
Following the Learning and Skills Act 2000 and later the Academies Act 2010, schools were permitted to move away from Local Authority control and draw funding directly from the Department of Education. The development of academy status was to support the improvement of pupil performance.
On 25th April 2017, the Governing Body voted to join a Multi-Acadermy Trust after conducting a thorough and lengthy ‘due diligence’ process. This led to a process of consultation with parents, staff and our local community partners, which once complete resulted in joining the Learning Academies Trust on 1st April 2018.
The choice of ‘trust’ was based upon the shared commitments that every child deserves an outstanding education, that schools work most effectively when they work together and that every school in our Trust is unique and should serve the needs of its own local community. In addition, we share the aim that we will not let social disadvantage be an obstacle to success. We know that with great leadership, inspirational teaching, caring pastoral support and hard work, every child in every school can succeed.