Tadcaster East Community Primary School governors have voted to become an academy and join the growing York based Ebor Academy Trust.
In a statement, joint chairs of governors Vicki Marsden and Nicola Sawyer said: “Our decision followed a thorough public consultation and many months of research into potentially suitable multi-academy trusts and subsequent meetings with staff and governors at Ebor schools.
“Governors took time to carefully consider the views and concerns from our school community and concluded, on balance and with the best interests of the school and its children at heart, that we will proceed with our proposal.
“We are satisfied that Ebor’s ethos and values closely match our own and following rigorous scrutiny, believe their systems and processes will contribute to improving our school yet further. Importantly, we will continue to enjoy the control we currently exercise and there will be no changes to the leadership of the school or our teachers.
“Ultimately this move will allow us to work collaboratively with Ebor to raise standards further and achieve the best possible outcomes for staff and pupils.”
Ebor’s Chief Executive, Richard Ludlow, said: “I am very pleased Tadcaster East is joining our family of schools. This is a great opportunity for all concerned to shape our trust as we move forward – these really are exciting times.”
Ebor Academy Trust currently comprises 15 schools in York, Selby, in the East Riding and The Humber and on the Yorkshire Coast. Six more are in the pipeline.