Oldbury Wells School

New Partnership for Bridgnorth Education Trust


Wednesday, October 04, 2017



A new partnership of four schools has been established under the Bridgnorth Area Schools’ Trust. The Trust was founded in 2015 by Oldbury Wells School to provide an academy group that would serve a local school network. The latest schools to join the Trust are Castlefields Primary School and St Leonard’s CE Primary School.

“Both of our schools are due to join the Trust on the 1st November when the legal process will be completed,” explained Headteacher Jackie Hampson from Castlefields School. “We will continue to work as independent schools, as we are now, but will be joined together as a new family group.”

“We are thrilled to have two excellent schools joining our Trust,” explained Sarah Godden Executive Head of the Trust. “Both Castlefields and St Leonard’s are great schools. They both have professional and dedicated staff, very successful pupils and strong, effective leadership. We have worked together informally for many years and now look forward to the benefits to our students that will come from closer teamwork.”

Pupils from the four schools met together today for a Maths Masterclass held at Oldbury Wells School. Maths Masterclasses for Year 6 pupils are a regular feature at the school with able mathematicians coming together from several local schools. They were joined today by Headteachers and Governors from the four schools to mark the occasion.

Kay Ferriday, Headteacher of St Leonard’s said, “Today was a day of celebration in Bridgnorth town. It is an important development for us at St Leonard’s and also for education in our town. I look forward to working with my fellow Headteachers to be part of shaping our schools’ futures.”

Alveley Primary School joined the Bridgnorth Area Schools’ Trust in 2016 and has enjoyed a good boost to standards and to the quality of education for its pupils. The school has increased in popularity over the past year and is oversubscribed in some year groups; it is proud of the rapid improvements it is making for its pupils.

The education Trust was established with the purpose of supporting and coordinating local education. It was founded on the belief that schools are stronger and can achieve more for their pupils when they work together. As such, the Trust’s logo was designed to reflect that view with individual coloured arches that together make up a bridge.

Pupils today took a break from their Maths Masterclass to celebrate with school leaders.

Our Year 7 pupils and pupils from St Leonard's, Castlefields and Alveley Schools with Mrs Ferriday, Headteacher at St Leonard's, Mrs Godden, Headteacher At Oldbury Wells and Executive Head of the Trust, Mr O'Malley, Headteacher at Alveley and Mrs Hampson, Headteacher at Castlefields.

Pictured with our new Year 7 pupils and pupils from St Leonard's, Alveley and Castlefields Schools are Mrs Mondon, Chair of Governors at Oldbury Wells, Mr wassell, Vice Chair of St Leonard's School, Mrs Ashling, Chair of Governors at St Leonard's, Mrs Ferriday, Headteacher at St Leonard's, Mrs Godden, Mr O'Malley, Headteacher at Alveley and Mrs Hampson, Headteacher at Castlefields.

Mrs Ferriday, Headteacher at St Leonard's School, Mrs Godden, Executive Head of the Trust, Mrs Hampson, Headteacher at Castlefields School and Mr O'Malley, Headteacher at Alveley School. 


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