Filey Infants is the second school in the town to convert to academy status and join Ebor Academy Trust.
Headteacher Mrs Denise Crosier said: “Ebor has strength and expertise that will benefit both the children and our staff – we are delighted to be part of this growing organisation.
“With Filey’s secondary school joining the group in 2015, and going from strength to strength as a result, it makes great sense for the community to be working together to ensure the best education for Filey’s children.
“An exciting new chapter has begun.”
Children and parents of Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy, as it is now known, will see little difference on a day to day basis, but behind the scenes there will be a range of benefits. A central team will run many of the back office business functions and Mrs Crosier will remain in complete control.
“We had the best interests of our children at heart when governors opted to go down this route,” Mrs Crosier explained. “Education is changing, multi-academy trusts are the future, and we recognised Ebor shared our ethos and values – I am thrilled that we are now part of their family of schools.”
Ebor, based in York, now comprises nine schools with a further eight lining up to join. Chief Executive Mr Richard Ludlow said: “We welcome Filey Infants and look forward to working alongside them. We are a collaborative trust, sharing best practice to ensure the best outcomes for the children in our care and providing developmental opportunities for staff.
“We consist of small village schools, large urban schools, schools in challenging circumstances and those which have capacity to share and support others. We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual setting and share skills and resources, where appropriate, across our group. The Ebor Academy Trust is a family of schools who have a sense of responsibility for each other, building caring, strong professional relationships.”