School rejoices at new status
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.