Hill View Primary School in Banbury has this week celebrated its official start as an academy.
In becoming an academy, the school has joined United Learning – a group of academies and independent schools located across the country. The Group already includes North Oxfordshire Academy, NOA’s Ark Nursery and Hanwell Fields Community School locally.
As part of United Learning, pupils will be able to enjoy exciting activities designed to enhance their overall school experience and staff will benefit from the Group’s wide range of high-quality professional development opportunities.
Ron Barnett, the school’s Chair of Governors, said:
“In looking to join a multi-academy trust, it was very important to us that we found a partner that shared the same ethos as Hill View, combining academic achievement with pastoral care and individualised support. We are therefore delighted to have found in United Learning a group that shares the same desire to see pupils and staff be the best that they can possibly be. We look forward to all the excellent opportunities that this partnership will bring, including collaboration with the Group’s schools in Banbury and across the country.”
Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning, said:
“Hill View Primary School is a nurturing and ambitious local school and we are very pleased to be welcoming it into United Learning. As part of our Group, the school will retain everything that pupils and parents value most, but with further opportunities for collaboration, professional development and pupil enrichment. We likewise look forward to benefiting from the significant expertise that Hill View will bring to our Group, as a very welcome addition to our growing North Oxfordshire cluster.”