Two new schools join Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust

Two more schools have joined the growing Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT) family. The National Church of England Junior School and Harrowby Church of England Infant School have joined LAAT a growing and thriving Multi Academy Trust formed by the Diocese of Lincoln in 2013. The new member schools operate as academies for pupils aged 3 to 11 serving a catchment area on two separate sites within Grantham town. As part of the LAAT family, both schools will benefit from a wide range of support and opportunities, including dedicated School Effectiveness Adviser time to drive improvement and progress, senior and middle leader networks and professional development training, as well as finance and operations advice. 

The National Church of England Junior School has 426 pupils and Harrowby Church of England Infant School 66 pupils. Pupils transfer from the Infant School to the Junior School at the end of Key Stage 1 when they are 7 years old. 

Angela Comerford, Executive Headteacher of Harrowby and National Schools said; “Education at both schools is firmly based on Christian principles and values, which made LAAT such a perfect fit for us because they share these values and our commitment to serve and engage with our community. With LAAT’s caring and professional support we can help our children achieve the greatest possible success in their academic, personal, social, moral, physical and spiritual development.”

Jackie Waters-Dewhurst, Chief Executive Officer of LAAT, comments: “We are delighted to welcome these two new schools to the Trust and look forward to working with them to provide the very best outcomes for their pupils. With these latest additions, nearly 4,000 pupils across 20 schools are now part of LAAT.”