Marhamchurch C of E Primary School joins flourishing family of schools

Marhamchurch C of E Primary School has officially joined the Learning Academy Partnership, a School Trust with 13 academies across the South West.

The academy is delighted to be joining a network of schools which shares in its commitment to provide a vibrant and aspirational curriculum for pupils to ensure they are able to unlock their full potential.

In addition to being part of the wider School Trust, Marhamchurch will also be a key part of Learning Academy Partnership’s Cornwall Hub, alongside Jacobstow Community Academy.

As part of this regional hub, the academies will be able to share best practice and bespoke support to ensure they are best supporting the distinct communities in which they serve. In joining the School Trust, Marhamchurch is bringing with it strong capabilities in delivering exceptional outcomes for pupils and in offering a bedrock of support for its local community.

As part of the School Trust, Marhamchurch will be able to tap into the expertise of the Learning Academy Partnership’s designated English Hub. The English Hub currently supports 350 schools across the region in setting up and delivering excellent phonics and early reading approaches.

Marhamchurch is also pleased to have welcomed Tom Thorne as the new Interim Headteacher. Mr Thorne brings to the role a wealth of experience as a senior leader and teacher at schools in London.

Mr Thorne is also an experienced Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO). Alongside leading the school, Mr Thorne will be utilising his expertise to support Marhamchurch and the other academies across the School Trust to enhance their SEND provision.

Tom Thorne, Interim Headteacher at Marhamchurch C of E Primary School, said:

“I am really enjoying leading Marhamchurch C of E Primary School as it enters this exciting new chapter as part of the Learning Academy Partnership. As I get to know the children, staff and parents I can clearly see the positivity and enthusiasm for the academy, the community and for learning.

“In my short time here, I have already really felt the school community and spirit. I look forward to working with those across the academy and within the Trust to ensure we are able to continue to provide an exceptional educational experience for our pupils, enabling them to achieve whatever they put their minds to.”

Tracey Cleverly, Trust Lead at the Learning Academy Partnership, said:

“I have had the privilege of spending time in the academy meeting the pupils, staff and parents. It is a wonderful academy with so much to offer the children.

“It is clear the teachers and staff want the very best for the children and we are looking forward to supporting them to achieve this by being part of our School Trust family.”

Marhamchurch C of E Primary School joins flourishing family of schools