North Wootton Academy joins our Trust

North Wootton Academy has officially opened as a part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, replacing the former North Wootton Community School.

Situated in the village of North Wootton, on the outskirts of King’s Lynn, the academy currently has over 300 students on roll and becomes the eighth school to convert to academy status as a member of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust. The Trust already supports several other primary academies including Eastgate Academy in King’s Lynn, Nelson Academy in Downham Market and Southery Academy.

The academy will have a new uniform of royal blue cardigans/jumpers, a black blazer (for year 6 students) and white shirt with royal blue and gold tie for year 3 upwards. Its new logo is an evolution of the school’s previous identities and reflects the sunbeams, as featured in the village sign. The uniform will roll out to all pupils from September this year.

Principal Jonathan Williams said: “We are really pleased to have joined Eastern Multi-Academy Trust today. The school has benefited informally in terms of advice and support from the Trust, for the past two years, so I am delighted that North Wootton is now part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust and will be able to build on this support in the future. This is a very exciting time for North Wootton Academy and I am optimistic about the opportunities this partnership will bring, given the considerable success the Trust has had recently with its primary academies, Nelson Academy and Eastgate Academy in particular.”

Julian Young, Chair of Governors, said: “Joining the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust is a very significant step in our aspiration to becoming an outstanding school. The governing body has been working towards this transition for the last twelve months to ensure we are joining a local Trust that shares our aspiration and can help our pupils meet their full potential.”

Dr. Duncan Ramsey, Chief Executive of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, said: “It is with great pleasure that Eastern Multi-Academy Trust welcomes North Wootton Academy to our family of academies. North Wootton Academy lies at the heart of its community and has a wealth of strengths it brings to the group. The Trust will be working closely with the local governing body to develop plans to support the school to achieve its ambition, which is to be recognised for providing an outstanding education for the children in its care.”