Opening of the Danesholme Infant Academy

03 Oct 2016
Danesholme Infant Academy joins the Trust

On Thursday, 6 October, the Danesholme Infant Academy will celebrate its conversion from a local authority infant school to an academy sponsored by the Greenwood Academies Trust.

Wayne Norrie, Chief Executive of the Trust, will attend the assembly and formally welcome pupils and staff to the Trust before David Shelton, Chair of the Trust Board formally opens the academy by unveiling a plaque and planting a tree.

The academy, which caters for up to 330 pupils aged four to seven, is operating from the existing building of the former infant school under the leadership of new Principal, Sue Roy.

Wayne, said: "We are delighted to welcome the Danesholme Infant Academy into our group. We are committed to the highest of standards and we expect outstanding levels of achievement in all areas of the academic and personal development of pupils. We will continue the work already in place at the school in order to further raise achievement for children in Corby.

“The Academy will receive bespoke support from the Trust's primary consultants and will be able to benefit from the best practice developed by our other primary academies.”

Whilst the Danesholme Infant Academy will work closely with many academies within the Trust, it will work particularly closely with the other academies in the Corby and Northamptonshire area.

The opening of the Danesholme Infant Academy takes the total number of open academies sponsored by the Trust to 31.