Emneth Academy joins Trust

On 1st April, Emneth Academy officially opened as the sixth primary academy under Eastern Multi-Academy Trust.

Emneth Academy has around 200 students and is overseen by Principal Alison Townsend. It joins the trust’s already established primary academies; Eastgate Academy in King’s Lynn, Nelson Academy in Downham Market, Upwell Academy, North Wootton Academy, and Southery Academy.

Principal Alison Townsend said: “We have been working with Eastern Multi-Academy Trust informally for several months and can already see the benefits for the children and staff at Emneth. We are delighted to become part of this family of schools and very much look forward to building on the strengths of our school as we move forward.”

With a new name comes a new logo and uniform. The thought behind the logo being an apple is because Emneth is a variety of apple, grown commercially in East Anglia and originating in 1899 in Emneth itself; the logo colour follows the pale green of this cooking apple, set against a darker green of the apple tree leaves. The Emneth apple is known for each apple grown being slightly different to the other, each unique.

Students will be wearing navy blue jumpers with navy blue and green striped ties from September onwards. Upon reaching year 6, they will wear a black blazer. Year 5 student Evie said: “The new uniform is really comfortable; I don’t want to take it off! I am looking forward to the changes and getting a blazer in year 6.” Her classmate Kyle, added: “I like the new clip-on ties and the apple logo is cool!”

Chief Executive of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, Duncan Ramsey, said: “Eastern Multi-Academy Trust is really excited to be working with Emneth on their journey towards becoming an outstanding school. Emneth is a vibrant school at the heart of its community and we hope that as Emneth joins our family of schools it will both receive from and offer support to other schools over the forthcoming years.”