The Bristol-based Educate Together Academy Trust is delighted to announce that it has been appointed sponsor of the new primary school, being built for the residents of Abbey Farm.
The school will cater for two forms of entry (420 children) and include pre-school provision.
The decision to award the sponsorship was communicated by the Department for Education: The academy will be a state funded school established under the current government’s “Free School Programme”. It will be open to all children in the Abbey Farm area.
Paul Rowe, CEO said, “Educate Together is delighted with this development. We are confident that our equality and human rights approach to education will prove successful in Swindon. We are looking forward to working with the families in this new housing estate, the developers and the local authority to delivery the best possible educational environment for children at this school.”
The Abbey Farm Educate Together primary school will be a new addition to the Educate Together Academy Trust UK, an emerging new organisation based in Bristol. With over 38 years’ experience in Ireland, Educate Together is now successfully offering its ethical curriculum to pupils in Redfield, Bristol and Somerdale, Keynsham, with new schools planned for Locking Parklands, Weston-super-Mare and Mulberry Park, Bath.