Ingoldsby celebrate becoming an academy

Ingoldsby Primary School has become an academy and officially joined the David Ross Education Trust (DRET).

The school converted on 1st March 2015 and will now be known as Ingoldsby Academy.

Mrs Sorrell, Headteacher, said the move marked an exciting new chapter for the staff, pupils and community.

“We believe that by joining the David Ross Education Trust we will be offering our pupils an even better education. We looked at a few different sponsors but felt that the Trust were the best organisation to cater for our needs as they already have experience of working with smaller, rural schools." 

The David Ross Education Trust sponsors local secondary school, Charles Read Academy. The school faced closure in Spring 2013 before being saved by the Trust. Since becoming part of DRET they have had a royal visit, masterclasses with sports stars, seen applications for Year 7 places almost double and Ofsted has recently praised progress following markedly improved GCSE results.

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Ingoldsby will be joining a family of academies that has the sharing of best practice, ideas and resources at our heart. Staff and pupils will start to immediately benefit from being part of a supportive education cluster, working closely with a number of our other local academies to enhance the education for all of the pupils.”

The children have already started to benefit from the Trust’s enrichment programme as they prepare for a trust-wide sports tournament, the Primary Cup, at the end of March.

Wendy Marshall added: “We are really excited to welcome Ingoldsby to our network and look forward to building a long and successful future.”