++ Reach South promises “aspiration beyond expectation” ++
A brand new academy trust is celebrating the New Year with four schools joining the organisation as its founding schools. Goosewell Primary, Marlborough Primary and Morice Town Primary all formally joined Reach South on 1 January 2017. They join High Street Primary Academy, which joined the trust in December, as the founding four academies.
Reach South was formally established in September 2016, and serves the South West of England. As a sister trust to REAch2 and Reach4 academy trusts, Reach South has the benefit of drawing on a base of national expertise, whilst being determinedly local and reflecting the needs of the region.
Reach South anticipates taking on responsibility for around 15 primary and secondary schools in this first year of operation, with a similar number of schools joining the family in future years.
Dean Ashton, Chief Executive of Reach South said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be announcing our founding four schools in the Reach South family. We have been working closely with each of the schools for some time and look forward to building on the foundations already in place.
“At Reach South, we have a strong belief in - and firm commitment to - “aspiration beyond expectation” and we look forward to welcoming Goosewell Primary, High Street Primary, Marlborough Primary and Morice Town Primary academies into the Reach South family. Together, we will deliver an exceptional education in each of these academies, helping every child to go as far as their talents can take them.”
Louise Scott, Headteacher of High Street Primary Academy said:
“We are delighted to have joined Reach South as it is a MAT based in the South West with the all benefits of being part of a wider national family of schools. We put our pupils at the heart of all we do here at High Street, therefore the Reach South values are perfectly aligned to our own.”
Rachel Summers, Headteacher of Marlborough Primary Academy said:"At Marlborough we are delighted to become part of the Reach South family and are very excited about the future for the school and the positive impact this will have on the children, families and community we serve."
Goosewell Primary, Marlborough and Morice Town primaries all legally joined Reach South on 1 January 2017. High Street Primary Academy joined earlier in 2016, on 1 December.
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