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Grantham specialist school is 11th to join academies trust

A Grantham school has become the 11th to join an academies trust.

Formerly The Phoenix Academy (a specialist secondary school), Greenfields Academy is a specialist school for SEMH pupils (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) and joins the Community Inclusive Trust (C.I.T.) which already has a number of Grantham schools under its wing. Greenfields will be extending its provision to cater for primary and secondary school children.

Executive headteacher Chris Armond said: “This is an exciting time for Greenfields Academy. Joining C.I.T. will provide further support to the hard work my staff are doing to maintain and improve the standards of education for all our pupils. Extending the provision to include primary will provide much needed education and care for SEMH children."

Greenfields Academy has joined the Community Inclusive Trust (CIT). (5179707)
Greenfields Academy has joined the Community Inclusive Trust (CIT). (5179707)

Local schools among the 11 in the trust are Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School), Isaac Newton Primary School, Caythorpe Primary School and Poplar Farm Primary School.

Peter Bell, C.I.T. Chief Executive, said: “As the CEO of the Trust, I am delighted that myself and a number of C.I.T staff have been working with The Phoenix Academy and their Trustees since Easter.

“On November 1 The Phoenix Academy Trust ceased to exist and Greenfields Academy opened as part of the Community Inclusive Trust.

“Greenfields will continue to meet the current needs of their pupils. However, in partnership with the local authority and the DfE, it will also extend its age range and work towards providing the highest levels of education and care for primary and secondary children.”

The other schools in the CIT are The Spalding Special Schools Fellowship (The Priory School and The Garth School), The John Fielding Special School in Boston, Woodlands Academy in Spilsby, Chapel St Leonards Primary School near Skegness, plus The LEARN Teaching School Alliance.

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