Primary joins C.I.T.

Chapel St Leonards Primary School joins C.I.T.

01 chapelChapelChapel St Leonards Primary School has converted to academy status and joined C.I.T. Academies.

Chapel St Leonards School is a mainstream primary school within the village of Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness.  Following a consultation period the Governing Body met to consider all of the information 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.

Executive Headteacher, Jenny Wheeldon, “We are delighted to be joining C.I.T. who above all else puts its learners first. As a school on the coast we have often felt that we have been left behind. However, the support that C.I.T. have already given has been exemplary at every level. We feel that we are already on our way to becoming a very good school.

We look forward to a bright future working in partnership with C.I.T. going from strength to strength as a result of becoming an Academy within their Trust.”

Chapel St Leonards joining C.I.T moves the number of schools within the trust to 10:- Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, 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), The John Fielding Special School in Boston, Poplar Farm Primary School in Grantham, Caythorpe Primary School near Grantham, and The LEARN Teaching School Alliance.

Peter Bell, C.I.T. Chief Executive, added: “Community Inclusive Trust are delighted that Chapel St. Leonards are joining C.I.T. from the 1st of March.  Chapel St. Leonards have gone through a difficult period over the last 12 months. Moving forward, C.I.T. will work with Chapel’s staff, pupils and parents to ensure the school provides the highest level of education for all.  This will be through a process of high challenge and support, as well as the sharing of expertise across the Trust, other Primaries and Special Schools.”