Aspire at 21
A 21st is always a cause for celebration and a lovely bit of sponge cake, and this was never more the case than at Warbstow Primary School on Wednesday 19th April. The small village school, near Launceston, joins Aspire as academy number 21; so marking a significant milestone for Cornwall’s largest multi-academy trust. Headteacher Mrs Dominique Dyer was officially presented with a celebratory cake by Chair of the Trust Mrs Jacky Swain, and, just to keep it in the family, the tasty creation was handmade by teaching assistant Kiley Tregunna, from fellow Aspire school Sandy Hill Academy in St Austell.
Mrs Dyer commented “The 1st April marked the official start of our Aspire journey but long before this we had already received months of support and friendship as we transitioned from local authority control. Being part of Aspire is essential to the future success and wellbeing of Warbstow Primary as we access richer provision and resources that ultimately will ensure higher standards for pupils”. Jacky Swain adds “We are all delighted to have Warbstow Primary on board and being our 21st school it’s all the more special! In 2011 we embarked on an incredible journey and as the Trust’s profile continues to flourish, both on the south west and national stages, we can’t wait to see what comes next! ”
The celebration at Warbstow marks a coming of age for the Aspire Academy Trust since its inception in 2011 with just three primary schools under its wing. The Trust now looks after 850 members of staff and 4,500 pupils across Cornwall and strives to guide its 21 diverse schools with compassion, humility and determination.