A Big Change at AwDPS
As reported recently in the EDP and in the July edition of the Parish News, Alburgh with Denton Church of England Primary School has joined the St Benet's Multi Academy Trust (MAT), part of the Diocese of Norwich.
The primary school becomes the ninth school to join the St Benet's MAT, which also has schools in Dickleburgh, Diss, Garboldisham, Long Stratton, Newton Flotman, Tacolneston and Morley.
Richard Cranmer, chief executive of the Trust said: “It is becoming very clear that every school, but particularly small rural schools, gain enormously from close working relationships with colleagues in other schools.
"This enables a collaborative approach to curriculum design and delivery and ultimately provides the very best learning experiences for the children."
Headteacher Hayley Sonnex told the EDP "Back in 2020 our governors made the decision to join because they could see that small schools such as ours were becoming more isolated and wanted to ensure the school was sustainable going forward."