Primary school set for academy status

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 March 2018

Brent Knoll Primary School.

Brent Knoll Primary School.

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Brent Knoll Primary School could soon become an academy.

Governors at the school in Brent Street are looking at the possibility of forming a partnership with the Wessex Learning Trust (WLT).

Brent Knoll headteacher Chris Burman said: “A major benefit in entering into a partnership with the WLT is it is committed to a local focus and being modest in size.

“This will allow Brent Knoll to Primary School to concentrate on educational improvement and to share the developmental skills offered by the WLT.

“Year six pupils will still continue to transfer to The King Alfred School (in Highbridge), but there will also be an opportunity, from 2020, to make the choice to transfer to Hugh Sexey Middle School (in Blackford).”

Chair of governors Hugh Mackay said: “This is a great opportunity for all pupils and staff at Brent Knoll Primary School, and bearing in mind the current political context, allows us to be in full control of our future direction.”

The school’s uniform and logo will remain the same.

It is set to join the Kings of Wessex Academy, Hugh Sexey Middle School and six primary schools in the trust.

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