Free School New
Rivers CofE Academy Trust shortlisted for interview
The Rivers CofE Academy Trust are delighted to have gone through to the next stage of the free school process, a final interview at the Department for Education, to determine whether they will be given the green light to open a new primary school in Worcester.
The trust's application for an all-through primary school for children aged 3-11 was submitted in September 2016, with a vision of opening a school in the North Worcester area by September 2018, due to the shortfall of school places in the catchment. If approved, the new school will be called North Worcester Primary School and replicate the current successful model of Northwick Manor Primary School. The school will take its first 60 reception pupils in September 2018, reaching its full potential of 420 pupils of primary age over seven years.
Kate Brunt, CEO from Rivers CofE Academy Trust stated “we are delighted that the DfE have recognised the clear evidence of need locally in North Worcester. I would also like to thank the parents and the local community with the overwhelming support we have received so far.”
“At Rivers we understand that our parents want more than just academic achievement. Our values and ethos allows us, as a trust, to give our children the right tools to live with and prepare them for the next stage of their life.”