The Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust has welcomed John Bentley School, in Calne, into the family.

The John Bentley School becomes the fourth school within the group, which was formed in 2017, comprising Lawn Manor Academy and Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, before Noremarsh Junior School joined the following year.

“We are delighted to welcome the John Bentley School into the Trust,” said Marion Sweet, Chair of the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust.

“Jason and his team share our ethos of ‘Excellence in Education’, which has helped us guide the Lawn Manor Academy transformation, and we are confident that we will be able to work together to achieve the same great results at the John Bentley School.”

The Trust plan to reproduce the success they had with the Lawn Manor Academy.

CEO George Croxford said, “There is a dramatic difference at Lawn Manor Academy compared to its predecessor school. The senior teams from all of our schools have worked together to raise standards and increase the expectations.”

The school announced their plans to join the Trust in January this year, and both organisations have been working hard to make that plan a reality.  The decision to join the Trust was led byJason Tudor who took over the role of Principal in 2015.  The school has seen significant improvements in its GCSE and A-level results since then, with one out of every five students now securing a place at a top Russell Group university, more than double the national average.

“We are a school with big ambitions, so joining Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust is the latest step in our journey to become the first choice of school for all parents and students in the area,” said Jason Tudor.

“The Trust has a proven track record of success, and we have already begun collaborating with the other schools in the family, introducing our new Behaviour Policy and improving our year seven induction.”

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