I would like to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive of Shrewsbury Academies Trust. Having started with the Trust on 28th May 2018, I look forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury Academy and the wider Trust in September this year.
I have led many successful schools as a Headteacher and several Trusts. Please be reassured that myself, the new Board of Trustees and Jon Arnold, Headteacher Shrewsbury Academy bring a wealth of experience to ensure that your children have the best possible education at Shrewsbury Academy.
Yesterday, we finally received the very good news that we are to receive a large capital grant to expand facilities at the Corndon Crescent Campus site including new science labs. This work will commence once the planning process is completed and will be finished by December 2018. This is, of course, only phase 1 of the exciting development of Shrewsbury Academy, with our longer term plans for a completely new building on one site to be the fulfilment of the original vision of Shrewsbury Academy from several years ago.
Therefore, from the start of January 2019 the entire school with all staff and all students will finally be on one site which will allow even faster progress and improvement of the school.
We are very clear that the best scenario is when all our staff and students are on one campus so that the complete focus is on the young people and not on complicated transport and other arrangements. Therefore, we are not allowing any split year groups as we feel this does not provide the best educational experience for any group of young people.
Mr Arnold will be writing to you next week detailing some of the exciting changes and developments that will be happening in the school and inviting you to meet ourselves on:
Year 10 and Year 11 Wednesday 5th September 2018.at 6.00 pm
Year 8 and Year 9 Thursday 6th September 2018 at 6.00 pm
David Brown Jon Arnold
Shrewsbury Academies Trust Shrewsbury Academy