MP hails Marshland High School academy switch

Exterior view of Marshland High School, West Walton ANL-140410-084529009
Exterior view of Marshland High School, West Walton ANL-140410-084529009

A West Norfolk secondary school is set to become an academy after ministers signed off the proposal this week.

The Marshland High School in West Walton is set to join the West Norfolk Academies Trust, after funding plans for the move were agreed between the school and the Department for Education.

The school will be the sixth across West Norfolk to join the trust, following Springwood High in Lynn and St Clement’s High in Terrington St Clement, plus the primary schools in Clenchwarton, Snettisham and West Lynn.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss said she was “extremely pleased” by the decision.

She said: “I believe that there will be many opportunities for the leadership team to build on the recent successes at the school.

“During the past few years I have worked with Marshland High on various projects and I look forward to supporting the teaching staff, students and parents in creating a fantastic learning environment.”

When completed, the transition will mean that five of West Norfolk’s secondary schools have made the transition to academy status.

The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham and the Fakenham Academy have also gone through the transition process in recent years.