Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Search

Ipswich: Physical changes at new academy will not take shape until start of next academic year

13:00 11 February 2013

Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Archant

STUDENTS at Ipswich’s newest academy will not see any major physical changes until the start of the next academic year, it was confirmed today.

Westbourne Sports College made the switch to academy status on February 1, taking on the new name of Westbourne Academy.

Students at the school have seen few changes since the change, with work instead going on behind the scenes to ensure things are in place to make improvements.

School principal, Chris Edwards, said the school leadership also decided there would be no celebration to usher in the new era.

He added: “This is just another step along a path, not a new beginning.”

The school has now changed its name and logo and the next major change for students will be a new uniform, which is due to be ready for the start of September.

It was decided that the school would keep the current uniform for the remainder of the academic year so it would not hit the pockets of parents.

Mr Edwards said: “The new uniform will mark a change towards all of us at Westbourne, raising our expectations of what we can achieve together, and I am sure parents will support us in helping our young people want to achieve more.”

Westbourne Academy is being sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust (ATT) and it is hoped bosses at the trust will help to turn around the fortunes of the school.

In its last Ofsted report, Westbourne was graded as needing improvement, despite achieving its best ever exam results.

Mr Edwards added: “The ATT, who work with many academies across the country, have assessed our current school and are confident that with their support will can be an outstanding school by 2014, and that is our clear target.”

Related articles

0 comments

Councillors will meet tomorrow to dicuss people’s feedback about traffic management and diversions.

The roadblock on the A12 has been lifted and a woman in a critical condition has been taken to hospital.

Three reported firearms incidents in just over a week in the same area of Colchester have prompted a call for vigilance from police.

A major new campaign to counter the negative effects of council funding cutbacks and encourage Sudbury residents to take a pride in the town is to be officially launched this weekend.

A man will appear in court this March in connection with a fatal car crash.

Villagers have spoken with a “conclusive voice” over the need for four communities to have a bypass built if Sizewell C is given the go-ahead.

From the fluttering of wings to the industrious turn of steam engine pistons, our iWitness members captured the theme of movement in a number of ways.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24