Primary schools allowed to create multi-academy trust called Kaleidoscope

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 May 2017


Six primary schools across Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding villages have been given permission to form a new multi-academy trust.

Ashcombe and Christ Church Primary Schools, which are based in Weston, will join Becket, St Martin’s and Worle Village Primary Schools, in Worle, in a new trust called Kaleidoscope.

Hutton Primary School will also be part of the new group.

All schools in North Somerset are expected to become academies by September 2018 as local authorities will no longer be given money from the Government.

Instead, funds will go directly to the schools through the academy trust which runs them.

Headteachers have been given permission from the Government to form the Kaleidoscope multi-academy trust, and it is hoped it will start on September 1.

Simon Marriot, headteacher at St Martin’s Primary School, has taken on the role of chief executive to lead the academy conversion.

He will also lead the trust in its first few months.

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