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King’s Lynn primary school to become latest in growing college academies empire

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Another struggling West Norfolk school is to be taken under the wing of The College of West Anglia.

Lynn’s Eastgate Primary School, which has just been inspected by Ofsted for the first time since falling into special measures in September, will become an academy sponsored by the college in April.

The monitoring inspection report said: “The headteacher and senior leadership team have acted swiftly to improve teaching and the progress pupils make through the school.”

Linda Hothersall, headteacher, said linking with the college “can only serve to raise aspirations and standards of the children further.”

The College of West Anglia (CWA) Academy Trust is already sponsor of Lynn Academy, Downham Market Academy, Clackclose Primary, in Downham and is in the process of linking up with King Edward VII School, in Lynn.

David Pomfret, college principal and chief executive of the CWA Academy Trust, said: “Our approach is to develop a mutually-supportive family of academies with strong leadership practices to bring out the best in each other and, most importantly, in all of our students.

“I am confident that we can harness the support, expertise and commitment to excellence within the Trust to help Eastgate to deliver an outstanding education for its pupils.”

Academies are publicly funded independent schools with freedoms to decide how to deliver the curriculum.

 

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