Our schools will be open to all pupils as planned from September 2021. Following the government guidelines, Paradigm Trust revised its arrangements again in May 2022. Our arrangements are available here.
Paradigm Trust is consulting on the admissions arrangements for all the schools across the Trust for the academy year 2023/24 in line with the School Admissions Code 2021.
The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between 17 December 2021 and 28 January 2022.
Why are we consulting?
The Trust must set (‘determine’) admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements, the Trust must first publicly consult on those arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements, they must be consulted at least once every 7 years.
We have a statutory duty to consult on admission arrangements if we intend to make a change.
The changes being proposed are as follows:
Solebay Primary Academy – Nursery admissions to be coordinated by the school and no longer by the Local Authority as part of the nursery coordinated admissions process.
You are invited to review the admission arrangements (linked below) and any questions or responses should be sent to email@example.com
On conclusion of the consultation on Friday 28 January 2022, all responses will be collated and presented to the Trust Education Committee for full consideration.
The outcome of the Consultation will be posted on the Academy’s website along with the final admissions policies for 2023.
Proposed Admission Arrangements
Murrayfield Primary Academy appoints Claire Willis as permanent Principal
Claire Willis, currently interim principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy in Ipswich, has been confirmed as the permanent principal with immediate effect.
Claire became interim principal in January 2021 following the departure of the then principal Neil Winn. Since then, Claire has worked hard to continue improving the teaching and results in the school to deliver the outstanding education that every child deserves.
As a Trust, we pass on our congratulations to Claire as she continues to lead the school. Murrayfield is in a strong position and we have every confidence that Claire will ensure that the school continues to develop and flourish.
Breaking the ‘Digital Divide’ at Murrayfield Primary
Murrayfield Primary Academy have been featured in the Ipswich Star following their efforts to break the ‘Digital Divide’ and allow as many pupils as possible to access distance learning resources. Read the full story here.
Ipswich Star meets new Murrayfield Principal
The Ipswich Star had a chance to meet the new Principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy and discover what can be expected of the school in the future.
Click here for the full story.
Claire Willis appointed Principal of Murrayfield Primary Academy
Claire Willis, current Assistant Principal at Murrayfield Primary Academy, will take over running Murrayfield Primary Academy from current Principal Neil Winn on 1st January. Neil will be working with her on a gradual transition before he leaves the school at the end of December.
Claire Willis, Principal, Murrayfield Primary Academy said:
“I am absolutely delighted to take on the role of Principal at Murrayfield Primary Academy and am committed to ensuring our pupils keep achieving those marginal gains that lead to great progress. This will happen by working not only with our teachers but also with the other schools in the Paradigm Trust and our wonderful community. During my time as Principal, Murrayfield will continue to look at new ways of learning to ensure all our children have access to the education they need to reach their potential.”
Bill Holledge, CEO of Paradigm Trust said:
“We are so pleased that, following a full and thorough selection process, Claire is taking on the role of Principal at Murrayfield Primary Academy. She has been a huge support to Neil and his team and instrumental in ensuring the school continues to develop and flourish.”
Following twenty years of teaching experience across primary, secondary and international schools where she held roles including Head of Faculty and Director of Learning, Claire joined Murrayfield in January 2018 as Assistant Principal and Special Education Needs Coordinator. Since then she has helped pupils make strong progress in their education and has been instrumental in setting up a Special Educational Needs Unit at the school for children with communication and interaction needs from September this year.
Murrayfield was rated Good by OFSTED this time last year after standards in English and Mathematics rose dramatically, leading to the school’s best overall attainment results in its history. The school is responsible for the education of 60 Ipswich children per year group, as well as a 26-place nursery.
Paradigm Trust ensures all its schools offers a fantastic education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, supported by enrichment opportunities that enable children to have the best opportunity to reach their potential.
RSHE engagement results
Please click on the following documents to view the RSHE engagement results:
Ipswich Star feature Piper’s Vale pupils returning to school
The Ipswich Star have featured the news of pupils from Y6 at Piper’s vale returning to school yesterday. Please click below to read the article.
Free School Meal vouchers – update
Current government guidance is that vouchers for pupils who are eligible for free school meals will not be issued for the half term break. Given this, we will not be issuing vouchers next week. If government guidance changes we will issue vouchers as soon as we can.