All Through Schooling in Bury St Edmunds
This is a time of great change in education nationally. While other schools locally prepare to move to a two-tier system, our schools have already reorganised into the forward looking All-Through system. As a result, all the schools in our Trust are able to focus solely on our core mission of helping every pupil to reach his or her potential by providing a seamless education from 4-19. If you are interested in understanding our approach better, you can read more about how the Trust works. To visit a Trust school web site click on the links at the top of the page.
PTAs Unite to Fund a Trust Minibus
The Parent–Teacher Associations (PTAs) from each campus of the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust – that’s Barrow, Tollgate, Horringer Court, Westley, Howard and County - are uniting to support the funding of a Trust minibus that can be used by every campus and so potentially benefit every child. Whether it’s a Trust trip to Lackford Lakes to look at newts and frogs, team transport for Trust sports events or a late bus home for students staying late for after-school activities, the potential benefits to the children are many and varied. Our first Spring Grand Draw will take place after Easter, and tickets will be sent home to students on 14 April.
We are actively seeking donors of prizes for our first All-Through Trust Grand Draw, which will take place after Easter. If you can help us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pupils at Barrow Primary School took part in an Academy Science day funded by the Trust's Rolls Royce Science Prize finalist's grant, learning about the science behind rockets and the origins of craters.
The Green Light Trust
Autumn 2014 saw the culmination of the first stage of the Trust’s partnership with The Green Light Trust to support our all-through science curriculum using Frithy Wood in Lawshall.
Our two year partnership was marked with a full page celebratory article in the local press and a special day for forty-four year six scientists across our middle phase supported by Science Captains from County Upper’s sixth form. The pupils carried out a number of tasks related to plant surveying, food webs and tree coppicing. Each was given a special wooden disc as a memento.
Red Nose Danceathon
More than 500 pupils from across the Trust wore red noses and danced together to raise cash. The danceathon took place at the Trust's Horringer Court campus and involved pupils from across the All-Through Trust.
The dance was devised by Horringer Court pupil Chloe Smith, who is in Year Eight, and was performed to music with 'red' in the title. Susie Fowler-Watt from Look East was also at the event and it was featured on the BBC News bulletin on Red Nose day. Over £340 was raised for the Red Nose charity.
Teaching boss hails Trust schools
The man responsible for teacher training across the country visited the Trust on 6 March and described us as a "beacon of good practice".
Trust declared World Class
The Trust has become one of only eight organisations in the country to have been recognised with a World Class Schools Quality Mark.
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