Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 07/02/2020

Ipswich MP visits Piper’s Vale Primary Academy

Tom Hunt, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Ipswich, will be visiting Piper’s Vale Primary Academy to see how Paradigm Trust is improving education in the town.

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy has made huge leaps in academic progress over the last 12 months with Y6 SATS exceeding the national average in Maths and achieving it in English, and prides itself in ensuring pupils have every opportunity to meet their potential.

Commenting ahead of his visit to Piper’s Vale, Tom Hunt MP, said:

“I am delighted to have been invited to meet the pupils and teachers at Piper’s Vale today. We want to ensure that all the children of Ipswich have access to the best possible education and we can do this by learning from the best schools and academies in our town.”

Kimberly Morton, Principal, Piper’s Vale Primary Academy, said:

“We are pleased to welcome Tom Hunt MP into our school and community. We are all working together hard to ensure all pupils get the support they need to meet their potential and while we have had some fantastic results, there is still a long way to go. On-going support from Tom and his team over the next Parliament will be invaluable in helping us ensure the school reaches its potential.”

Pupils at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy benefit from modern buildings, extensive playing fields, outside space and a huge range of extra-curricular activities including swimming. Families benefit from wrap around care at the breakfast club and on-site nursery.

If you would like to find out more about the school and speak or meet with Principal Kimberly Morton, please call the school office on 01473 320413.

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Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 29/01/2020

The Accumulator challenge at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy

All classes in years 3-6 at Piper’s Vale Primary took part in the Accumlator Challenge. Each class started with a £30 budget to try and think of something creative such as a bake sale or a raffle in order to make as much money as possible for St Elizabeth’s Hospice. An outstanding effort by all involved! See the tweet below for the result.

Culloden Primary Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 16/12/2019

Celebrating Values within Paradigm Trust

This week, Paradigm Trust celebrated pupils who have been awarded all three values awards and have become the first values champions in the Trust. Paradigm shares the same core values throughout all of its schools:

  • Integrity – doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Excellence – enabling everyone to achieve more through education.
  • Community – working together; learning from, and supporting, others.

Each week, pupils are nominated for positive behaviours that link to a value and each half term winners are chosen to receive a values award. Once a pupil has received an award for all three values s/he receives a values award. This week, 12 pupils from Culloden Primary Academy, 5 from Murrayfield Primary Academy and 4 from Piper’s Vale Primary Academy were recognised for receiving all three values awards and becoming values champions. Here are a few examples:

  • Integrity – for always doing the right thing and being a role model for the rest of the class
  • Community – for being kind and helpful to all and offering to help out around the classroom
  • Excellence – for completing work to the highest standards and responding to feedback given.

Pupils were presented with a certificate and values champion badge by Bill Holledge, CEO, Paradigm Trust and enjoyed a festive afternoon tea with their families.

Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 18/09/2019

East Anglian Daily Times feature

The East Anglia Times today ran a feature celebrating the amazing success of out Ipswich Academies:

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Culloden Primary Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 21/05/2019

Well done Year 6!

Year 6 pupils across our Primaries have been sitting their SATs tests. We are very proud of all their hard work.

Here are Y6 pupils from Piper’s Vale enjoying a well earned visit to the park after their tests finished.

Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 10/05/2019

Piper’s Vale Principal featured in Ipswich Star

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Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 30/04/2019

Kimberly Morton appointed Principal at Piper’s Vale

Paradigm Trust secures leadership for accelerated progress in Ipswich Primary School

Paradigm Trust has appointed Kimberly Morton to the position of Principal with the mandate to drive continual improvement at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy. The appointment comes after Kimberly managed the school successfully for a year as interim principal.

Kimberly has previously led teaching teams that turned around schools in Norfolk, and has earned this position by developing the staff at Piper’s Vale and delivering accelerated progress for all pupils. Her appointment will ensure that the improvements already secured are locked in, with a view to the school becoming one of the best in the town.

Alongside a clear leadership structure and an embedded knowledge-based curriculum, Piper’s Vale now offers an extended day that is free at point of entry, additional study provision for year six both after school and in school holidays alongside a wide-range of sport, music and creative clubs for all pupils.

Principal Kimberly Morton says:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as Principal at Piper’s Vale Primary Academy. We have all worked exceptionally hard to improve teaching and learning over the last year and I am extremely proud of our pupils and the school community who have achieved so much. This role gives me the opportunity to ensure continued growth and excellence for years to come.”

Located on Raeburn Road, Piper’s Vale is a primary school for 420 pupils aged between 4 and 11 years, together with a nursery for pupils from 3 years upwards. As a Paradigm Trust school, it offers a fantastic education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, supported by enrichment opportunities that ensure children have the best opportunity to reach their potential.

Parents and carers interesting in visiting or finding out more about the school should contact Principal Kimberly Morton on kimberly.morton@paradigmtrust.org or telephone 01473 320413.

Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 12/02/2019

Visit to the library

Every class at Piper’s Vale is taking a visit to the local library to help develop a love of reading.

Here are Year 2 pupils enjoying a talk from the librarian.

Ipswich Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy | 10/12/2018

Value of community

One of the values of the Paradigm Trust is:

Community -Working together; learning from, and supporting, others.

Student ambassadors from Ipswich Academy put this value into action by visiting Murrayfield Primary and Piper’s Vale Primary academies last week to talk to their student councils about fundraising ideas for the Elmer Project. 

Culloden Primary Academy, Murrayfield Primary Academy, Old Ford Primary Academy, Paradigm Trust, Piper's Vale Primary Academy, Solebay Primary Academy | 19/11/2018

Pupils raise money for Children in Need

Last week, pupils across our academies found ways to raise money to support Children in Need. Here are a selection of photos of our pupils.

Last updated November 19, 2018