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Welcome to granville academy

We are thrilled to welcome a new partner to our Multi-Academy Trust, namely Granville Academy (formerly known as Granville Sports College) who will officially convert on the 1 September 2017.  


We have worked collaboratively with Granville for a number of months, but the Trust has allowed us to cement that relationship even further.


David Gaskin, Chair of Governors had this to say: “We are extremely pleased to have joined The de Ferrers trust.  After spending many hours researching our options and looking for the best way to continue to move Granville forward, we are confident that working as part of the Trust will be in the best interest of the students, staff and all those involved with the School.  We believe that working within the Trust will provide more opportunities for both the students and staff along with increased support, sharing of resources and economies of scale.  I am personally both positive and excited to be starting the next school year as Granville Academy and have high hopes for its future.


Jo Kingswood, Headteacher at the school added “Granville School has been on a strong improvement journey over the last two years. We saw the prospect of joining The de Ferrers Trust as a fantastic opportunity to continue our work within a  supportive and collaborative, local partnership, with a shared vision and ethos.  The achievement of our students is at the heart of all we do at Granville and we aspire to excellence in all areas.  We know that working with the various schools in the Trust will enable us to share expertise, develop our capacity to deliver high quality professional development for our staff and challenge our practice to enable us to deliver the best possible outcomes.  We are incredibly proud to be opening in September as Granville Academy and look forward to working more closely with The de Ferrers Trust”.


Work will take place with the school to replace signage with the new name and logo in the hope that when students and staff return after their summer break the school will have that ‘wow effect’.  


Steve Allen, Chief Executive of The de Ferrers Trust said “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Granville over the last few months . The students, staff and governors are simply outstanding and I have no doubt that by working even more closely we will ensure that every child has an exciting and rewarding education. Numerous plans are already underway to further enhance the great experiences the children already receive. We are crystal clear that together we can achieve more.”


Granville will be the sixth school to join the Trust, joining The Pingle Academy, The de Ferrers Academy, Horninglow Primary, Eton Park Junior and Lansdowne.  


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