Launch of Acorn Multi Academy Trust

Launch of Acorn Multi Academy Trust

Four local schools have joined together to create the new Acorn Multi Academy Trust.  Mrs Ethelston’s Uplyme, St Andrew’s Chardstock, Axminster Community Primary School and Marshwood Primary School have converted to academies and will form The Acorn Multi Academy Trust coming into effect from 1st November 2014. The schools will leave their respective Local Authorities, Devon and Dorset, to become a free standing group of schools directly funded from central government. Representatives of local people will be directly responsible for the quality and development of the education of local children.

Whilst the four schools will operate under the umbrella of the Acorn Academy Trust each will maintain its own distinctive ethos and the parents are reassured that the identity of the three Church of England schools and the one community school will be carefully preserved through the oversight of their individual governing bodies.

This exciting opportunity brings the four schools into a highly effective, close knit, educational organisation which brings enjoyment and success for the pupils and satisfaction and professional development for all the staff.

The official launch was held on Friday 7th November at St. Andrew's Primary Chardstock where representatives from each of the four schools met together.  Children, staff and governors joined to celebrate this new and exciting phase for each of the schools. There was a celebration four tiered cake to be cut each tier representing one of the schools with their logo and ribbon in the same colour as their uniform.  This was also a chance for some of the the children to meet each other, some of them for the first time. 

This exciting opportunity brings the four schools into a highly effective, close knit, educational organisation which brings enjoyment and success for the pupils and satisfaction and professional development for all the staff.

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Andrea Rice, Executive Head, with the Heads from each of the four schools
The celebration four tiered cake
Representatives of the teaching staff from each school
Representatives from the pupils from each of the four schools