Crockerne Primary School completes academy conversion

Crockerne Primary School, Pill. Co-Head Geeta Verrell, school has joined Inspirational Futures Trust

Crockerne Primary School, Pill. Co-Head Geeta Verrell, school has joined Inspirational Futures Trust. - Credit: Archant

A Pill primary school has converted into an academy in an effort to boost its Ofsted rating.

Crockerne Primary School in Westward Drive, which is currently rated as good by the education watchdog, has joined the mutli-academy Inspirational Futures Trust (IFT), which also includes St Katherine’s School in Pill and the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College in Weston.

Geeta Verrell, co-headteacher at the primary school, said: “Crockerne is delighted to have joined IFT.

“We will continue to be a church school at the heart of our community which prides itself on working in partnership with parents, nurturing and valuing individuals and developing our children as learners.

“We look forward to working with the other providers in the trust on our exciting journey towards outstanding.”


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Chief executive of the IFT Chris Wade said: “As the new chief executive of IFT, I am very pleased to welcome Crockerne Primary School to the multi-academy trust.”

Despite the conversion, North Somerset Council will retain ownership of the site’s children’s centre and will make a contribution to the school’s running costs.

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