Residents of Littleport will be aware of the exciting new building project that is going full-steam ahead on the site adjacent to the Littleport Sports Centre. The Active Learning Trust is delighted to be part of the project, which will include a secondary school, a special school, and a brand new sports centre.
The Active Learning Trust already successfully runs 17 schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, including two secondary schools, a special school and 14 primary schools.
The Trust intend to keep the local community updated on progress, and hope to forge strong links in the Littleport area.
Mr Jason Wing and Mr Simon Bainbridge have been appointed as executive heads of Littleport & East Cambs Academy and Highfield Littleport Academy respectively. Both are experienced headteachers who currently run the Neale-Wade Academy in March and Highfield Ely Academy in Ely. They will be leading a team of specialist staff that will deliver high quality education to students across a broad and balanced curriculum.
Highfield Littleport Academy will be the area nominated special school, and will work closely with Highfield Ely Academy (which is also an Active Learning Trust school).
The Trust believe that a school uniform is an important way to give students a sense of belonging and a pride in their appearance. For the first cohort of students – those who join the new schools in September 2017 – the Trust will be funding part of the school uniform free. Blazers, ties and a PE shirt will all be provided. So that students retain a connection to the local community within their new uniform, the school colours of the two primary schools in Littleport will combine in the school tie, navy and sky blue. Other colours will be navy and grey.
It is hoped to arrange a site open morning, so that all members of the local community and interested parties can view site progress and meet key people. This is provisionally scheduled for a Saturday morning in February 2017, but more details will follow.
In the meantime, please keep in touch and follow progress via the following links:
@leacademy / @highfieldlittle