On Friday 3rd February, the pupils, parents and teachers from Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp Church of England Primary School celebrated joining Faringdon Learning Trust.
The afternoon was an uplifting celebration that started with an assembly with the pupils, where they got to perform songs and present to the Trust the prayer they had written for the occasion.
Parents were then invited in to look at work the children had completed on the history of the school and look at historical documents and photographs from the school.
There was a formal ribbon cutting ceremony before everyone was able to enjoy tea and cake. Pupils Skyla and Blake held the ribbon whilst Nell and Rory did the all important cutting.
Speaking at the event, Faringdon learning Trust Chief Executive, Duncan Millard said:
“We are delighted that Ashbury School has officially joined the Trust after many years of close working. We are looking forward to working with the team to help support them provide the very best education for their pupils”.
Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp Church of England Primary School became the ninth school to join the Trust on Wednesday 1st February 2o23.
Ashbury is a small village school with around 80 pupils in the heart of Ashbury, a rural village that nestles on the edge of the Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Headteacher for Ashbury Primary School, Rachael Smith said: “We are thrilled to be part of the Faringdon Learning Trust as an Academy school and are excited about the opportunities that the Trust can offer to enhance our thriving village school. United in a love for learning we will grow and succeed together”.