Emneth Academy is officially launched

Emneth Academy official launch. PHOTO: Paul Tibbs

Emneth Academy official launch. PHOTO: Paul Tibbs - Credit: Archant

Emneth Academy has officially opened as the sixth primary academy under the CWA Academy Trust.

Emneth Academy official launch. PHOTO: Paul Tibbs

Emneth Academy official launch. PHOTO: Paul Tibbs - Credit: Archant

It has around 200 students and is overseen by principal Alison Townsend.

Ms Townsend said: “We have been working with CWA academy trust informally for several months and can already see the benefits for the children and staff at Emneth.

“We are delighted to become part of this family of schools and very much look forward to building on the strengths of our school as we move forward.”

Chief executive of CWA Academy Trust, Duncan Ramsey, said: “CWA Trust is really excited to be working with Emneth on their journey towards becoming an outstanding school.

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“Emneth is a vibrant school at the heart of its community and we hope that as Emneth joins our family of schools it will both receive from, and offer support to other schools over the forthcoming years.”

With a new name comes a new logo and uniform. The thought behind the logo being an apple is because Emneth is a variety of apple, grown commercially in East Anglia and originating in 1899 in Emneth itself.

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The logo colour follows the pale green of this cooking apple, set against a darker green of the apple tree leaves. The Emneth apple is known for each apple grown being slightly different to the other, each unique.

Students will be wearing navy blue jumpers with navy blue and green striped ties from September onwards.

Upon reaching year six, they will wear a black blazer.

Year 5 student Evie said: “The new uniform is really comfortable; I don’t want to take it off! I am looking forward to the changes and getting a blazer in Year 6.”

Her classmate Kyle, added: “I like the new clip-on ties and the apple logo is cool!”

• Emneth Academy joins the trust’s already established primary academies - Upwell Academy, Eastgate Academy in King’s Lynn, Nelson Academy in Downham Market, North Wootton Academy, and Southery Academy.

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