Highwoods becomes an Academy and joins EMAT
The Governing Body’s priority is to enable the school to continue to provide an excellent education for our children while protecting the school’s role at the heart of our community and retaining its unique qualities and strengths.
Highwoods Primary School became Highwoods Academy on the 1st June and joined a local primary school partnership of Armthorpe Southfield Primary School and Bessacarr Primary School. The partnership is a ‘Multi- Academy Trust’ (MAT) and each school would become an Academy. The partnership will be known as the Empowering Minds Academy Trust but each school will keep its own name. Each school retains much of its independence while benefiting from being part of the Trust. There will also be more opportunities for the children and staff to work together across the schools.