Planting marks academy status

By Connie Osborne Friday 17 January 2014 Updated: 17/01 09:56

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Buy photos » Haselor house captains Oliver Clarke , 11, Grace Bayliss, Emilie Cook and Callum Hines, all ten, plant a hazel tree and Tudor rose to celebrate their academy status with Jenny Bexon-Smith, executive principal of the Tudor Grange Academy Trust and headteacher Gill Humphriss. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0214014MMR

A HAZEL tree and Tudor rose were planted at an Alcester school to mark its conversion to academy status.

Staff and students from Haselor School joined Jenny Bexon-Smith, executive principle of the Tudor Grange Academy Trust, to install the plants to symbolise the new partnership.

The Pelham Lane school was officially granted academy status on January 1 and is now part of the Tudor Grange Multi Academy Trust which includes Tudor Grange Academy Solihull, Tudor Grange Academy Worcester and Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James.

Headteacher Gill Humphriss said the Trust was committed to ensuring all children, regardless of their ability or skill, would receive a high quality education in a fun and productive environment.

“Joining Tudor Grange means we will have access to facilities and specialist teachers that previously were few and far between,” she said.

“Tudor Grange has high quality IT facilities, theatres, radio stations, digital music equipment and so much more.

“We have already seen our IT change as a result of the relationship being built. We have a new modern website, new e-mail system and the curriculum and admin facilities are being overhauled. Our internet connection is also being improved.”

She added the school would be working with St James’ Primary School in Shirley to develop outstanding teaching and learning in their journey to become an outstanding school.

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