The Members and Directors of the Vale Academy Trust are pleased to hear that the Department for Education has decided to support the opening of a new ‘all through’ Church of England academy for the children of Grove (near Wantage), which will be part of the growing and successful Vale Academy Trust. The Trust is currently comprised of seven local schools in Wantage, Grove and Abingdon.
Simon Spiers, Chief Executive of the Trust, said, “We are delighted with this news and look forward to working with the whole community of Grove, its families and other key stakeholder groups over the coming years. It is really important that the residents of Grove have an academy that will be very much at the heart of the community, with its own ethos and identity, catering for children from 2 to 16. As part of the Vale Academy Trust, it will also benefit from belonging to a strong multi academy trust within which Headteachers and Governors work together, supporting and challenging each other. Whilst we are aware that there is still much to do before the new academy can be built and then opens, we are very excited that there is, finally, a plan to bring a new academy to Grove”.