Search

Edward Worlledge Community Primary School in Southtown, Great Yarmouth to become an Ormiston Academies Trust school

PUBLISHED: 15:27 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:52 01 March 2017

Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy 
principal Dawn Kightley.

Picture: James Bass

Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy principal Dawn Kightley. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2014

A primary school is being taken over by a national academy chain.

Edward Worlledge Community Primary School in Great Yarmouth will become an Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) school and will be known as Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy.

Principal at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy Dawn Kightley said it was a voluntary decision by the school, its staff and governors who felt it is the right choice for the school.

She added: “It gives us the opportunity to choose the most appropriate curriculum for our pupils and to maximise their enjoyment, success and future prospects.

“Our ethos is to be a successful, caring school with a strong commitment to excellence and opportunities for our pupils, staff and community, and this fits in perfectly with OAT.”

Chairman of the governing body Robert Bond said it was is an exciting time.

He added: “We believe the academy conversion is an opportunity for providing excellent learning opportunities and raising standards of education for our children.”

“We have a long tradition of nurturing our pupils, academically and emotionally, and of supporting our parents. This will continue with OAT.”

The other three Ormiston schools in the area are Ormiston Herman Academy, formerly Herman Primary School and Oriel Venture Academy, formerly Oriel High School, both in Oriel Avenue, Gorleston, and Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, formerly Cliff Park High School, in Kennedy Avenue, Gorleston.

Edward Worlledge will still have its own governing body but will have new academy branding and a new logo.

The school day will not be changed but new signage has been put up and new uniform will be phased in.

Norfolk County Council will invest funds to build new classroom structures, replacing the temporary accommodation currently in use.

OAT is a not-for-profit academy trust, sponsoring 31 schools across the UK since 2008.

A spokesman for OAT said: “Becoming an academy provides a range of new and exciting possibilities and an opportunity to review existing practice and provision to see where improvements can be made.”

Other News

10 minutes ago

Further searches are to be made this weekend to try and trace a missing man with connections to Diss and Great Yarmouth.

11 minutes ago

Villagers and friends enjoyed yet another splendid pantomime, Daft Jack and His Bean Stack, performed by Reedham Nomads Theatre Company’s cast of 24, adults and children, which was staged at the village hall last week.

17:10

Brundall Area Community First Responders will be demonstrating how they can make a difference when it comes to a health emergency on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21.

A charity swim scheduled to take place over the weekend has been cancelled amid severe weather fears.

Most Read

Yesterday, 08:16

A boys’ haircut dubbed the ‘meet me at McDonald’s’ has fallen foul of uniform rules at a Yarmouth high school

Read more
Mon, 11:46

Police have confirmed more than 30 cars were vandalised in the North Yarmouth area over the weekend.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Wed, 14:07

The family of a Gorleston mother-of-four have paid an emotional tribute to her after she died when she was involved in a collision with a motorcycle in Bradwell last week.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Tue, 11:57

Dumping six bags of rubbish next to a green recycling bin has cost a Gorleston man £150 in court and clear-up costs.

Read more
Tue, 16:49

One member of a gang who stole nitrous oxide canisters meant for “life saving” surgery has been jailed for more than two years.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter