Studfall schools formally join new trust

Studfall Junior Academy, which has joined the Greenwood Academies Trust NNL-180921-135912005
Studfall Junior Academy, which has joined the Greenwood Academies Trust NNL-180921-135912005

Pupils at more of Corby’s primary schools are now wearing purple after they joined the Greenwood Academies Trust.

The official opening of the Studfall Infant Academy and the Studfall Junior Academy took place on Wednesday after the schools converted from local authority control.

Studfall Infant Academy has officially joined the Greenwood Academies Trust NNL-180921-135923005

Studfall Infant Academy has officially joined the Greenwood Academies Trust NNL-180921-135923005

They both joined the trust on June 1 but the official ceremony took place this week.

Each Academy has about 500 pupils and together they cater for pupils aged from three to 11.

There are now eight Corby schools under the Greenwood umbrella.

The pupils and staff at both academies then enjoyed a teddy bears picnic in the afternoon to mark the occasion.

Wayne Norrie, chief executive of the trust, attended assemblies at both sites and formally welcomed pupils and staff to the trust before Mike Hamlin, chair of the trust board, formally opened the academies by unveiling a plaque at each site.

Wayne Norrie said: “We are delighted that the Studfall Infant Academy and Studfall Junior Academy have joined the Trust and they will help strengthen our presence educating three-19 pupils in the Corby area. The pupils and staff will be able to work very closely with all our other academies across the Trust but also in the local area. Each has a superb, highly skilled and dedicated staff team and we are confident they will be a huge asset to our group.”

In a statement, principals Kim Kirchin and Louise McGeachie said: “We are very excited to be part of the Greenwood Academies Trust. Both Studfall schools have already benefitted from working with other academies across Corby in the Trust and we are really looking forward to continuing this great team work. The Greenwood Academies Trust shares our commitment to communities, families and children; together we will continue to offer a great education to the children of Corby. Exciting times ahead!”