Farrington Gurney School joins local Partnership

By Leah Smith in Education

Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School is pleased to announce that on the 1st April 2017, the School conver?ted ?to Academy status as part of its transition to join the Midsomer Norton School Partnership Multi Academy Trust (MAT) approved by the Secretary of State for Education.

This will allow the School to have more control over its day- to-day operations, alongside the support network offered by the MNSP MAT, which now operates ?seven local primary schools in the Midsomer Norton area, as well as the two secondary schools in the town and St Dunstan’s in Glastonbury.

Dan Turull, Headteacher, commented: “Whilst Farrington Gurney CofE Primary School is one of the smaller schools in the region, and within the MAT, the School community

continues to punch above its weight both in terms academic achievement, but also in a range of sporting events (swimming, netball, football, cross country).

“This is achieved with the support of dedicated staff,

Governors, Church, parents and the village community, who provide the use of the adjacent village hall and playing fields.

“The School also provides wrap-around care from the breakfast club at 8 a.m. through to 6 p.m. with after-school clubs and by working in partnership with an OFSTED

outstanding rated Nursery.”

MAT CEO and Executive Headteacher, Alun Williams, said: “I am delighted that Farrington Gurney have decided to join the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. We have always worked closely with the school, and can now further enhance this collaboration to support opportunities for all in the Farrington Gurney School community.

“I really look forward to working with the staff and children at the school, as do all those colleagues and children who are already part of the Midsomer Norton Schools

partnership.”