School re­joices at new sta­tus

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TYTHER­ING­TON School held a cel­e­bra­tory event to launch its first of­fi­cial aca­demic year as an Academy.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rutley, the May­ors of Bolling­ton and Mac­cles­field, Coun Amanda Stott and Coun Janet Jack­son, lo­cal coun­cil­lors, school gover­nors and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Tyther­ing­ton Part­ner­ship of Pri­mary Schools all vis­ited dur­ing the day.

The change means the school is now known as Tyther­ing­ton School, and is di­rectly funded by the DfE, giv­ing it more au­ton­omy.

It is not be part of a trust or academy chain.

Sev­eral ex-teach­ers who taught at the school when it first opened in 1965 were also in­vited to help cel­e­brate the new sta­tus. There will also be another cause for cel­e­bra­tion at the school in Jan­uary when it of­fi­cially marks its 50 an­niver­sary.

Steve Jowett, the academy’s head­teacher, said: “This school year sees a dou­ble cel­e­bra­tion, 50 years of Tyther­ing­ton School and the start of our first year as a con­verter academy.

“On the day guests spoke of their pride and ad­mi­ra­tion of the stu­dents of Tyther­ing­ton School and how the school is well placed to build on its many suc­cesses from the past. “The tra­di­tion of

●● Year seven and eight stu­dents from the school form the word academy aca­demic ex­cel­lence cou­pled with out­stand­ing stu­dent support and care built up over half a cen­tury has been ac­knowl­edged by many peo­ple in our com­mu­nity. “Our stand alone con­ver­sion to academy sta­tus has fur­ther en­dorsed the con­fi­dence that both lo­cal and na­tional gov­ern­ment has in the school and its con­tin­ued progress.

“We are happy to

●● Nick Carter, chair of Tyther­ing­ton School gover­nors, Coun Amanda Stott, David Rutley MP, Coun Janet Jack­son and Steve Jowett.

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