Caythorpe Primary School, Ofsted-rated “Good” in March this year, has converted to academy status and joined C.I.T. Academies.
Caythorpe School is a mainstream primary school within the village of Caythorpe. Following a consultation period the Governing Body met on 19th October to consider all of the information and feedback gathered and to make a final decision about the school's future. At this meeting, it was agreed that the school would convert to an Academy as part of the Community Inclusive Trust.
Head of School, Katie Brockington, “I am really excited about Caythorpe Primary School joining C.I.T. and converting to become an academy. We will maintain our all-important individuality whilst benefiting from a supportive extended family. I am confident that C.I.T. will open new doors for the school to ensure that pupils and staff continue to move forward and achieve their full potential.”
Caythorpe joining C.I.T moves the number of schools within the trust to 9:- Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School), Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham, The Spalding Special Schools Fellowship (The Priory School and The Garth School), Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, The John Fielding Special School in Boston and Poplar Farm Primary School in Grantham.
Peter Bell, C.I.T. Chief Executive, added: “Over the past 14 months, staff from C.I.T. have been working in partnership with Caythorpe's Governors to provide interim leadership for the school. They have provided high levels of challenge and support to improve outcomes for the pupils. I am delighted that Caythorpe has converted to an Academy, this will cement the relationship between C.I.T., Caythorpe Primary and the local community.”