Marshland High School set to adopt academy status

Marshland High School, West Walton

Marshland High School, West Walton - Credit: Archant

Marshland High School, which was told last summer it “requires improvement” by Ofsted, is set to become an academy.

The school will become part of the West Norfolk Academies Trust (WNAT), which was established in February 2014.

Since the Ofsted inspection, steps have been taken to improve the school’s standing, with improved GCSE results expected this summer.

Elizabeth Dormor, Headteacher of Marshland High School, said: “I am very excited about the proposed academisation with the West Norfolk Academies Trust. It will be a great opportunity for all staff to work together with other professionals in the local area to discuss issues and share best practice.”

Mrs Jarvis-Lee, chairman of governors of Marshland High School, said: “As the Local Authority’s capacity to support schools is decreasing, schools need to find other sources of expertise to thrive and ensure they do not become isolated.

“We are convinced that becoming an Academy with the WNAT is the best way for Marshland to access that.”

Roger Livesey, chairman of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, said, “It is fantastic that Marshland High School has chosen to join our small local trust. I look forward to our schools working together to ensure the highest quality of education for all our students.”