First primary joins educational trust

PUBLISHED: 13:30 04 June 2015

Chairman of governors at Herons’ Moor Academy Andrew Leighton-Price, headteacher Julie Fox,  Weston College principal Paul Phillips and assistant principal Jacqui Ford.

Chairman of governors at Herons’ Moor Academy Andrew Leighton-Price, headteacher Julie Fox, Weston College principal Paul Phillips and assistant principal Jacqui Ford.


A PRIMARY school in Locking Castle has become the latest academy – and first ever primary school – to join the multi-academy group, Inspirational Futures Trust.

Herons’ Moor Academy, in Highlands Lane, has just joined the trust, which is sponsored by Weston College.

Inspirational Futures was set up to enable children and young people across the district to realise their potential when it comes to education and training and promote successful careers in later life.

The primary school’s headteacher Julie Fox said: “Herons’ Moor opened as a new school in 2003 and has developed into a popular and successful primary academy.

“We have established a reputation for being forward-thinking and are delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the Inspirational Futures Trust.

“We are looking forward to working as part of the trust to enhance the excellent education we provide for all our pupils.”

A celebratory dinner was held at the college to mark the academy becoming the latest addition to the trust.

The then-incumbent mayor Roz Willis attended the event alongside other town figureheads including the college’s principal Paul Phillips.

He said: “Weston College has worked extensively with Herons’ Moor Academy for many years.

“I am delighted that as sponsor of this organisation the college can further advance the fortunes of the academy; but most importantly the learning opportunities for all these young people who attend.”

Dr Phillips said: “When we established the trust it was for the moral imperative of raising standards of teaching and learning in both North Somerset and Bristol.

“I am very pleased to be associated with this dynamic advancement.”

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