Woodhouse Primary Academy, situated in Quinton, Birmingham, officially opened on 1st September 2013 under the sponsorship of the Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), an organisation within the University of Wolverhampton.
Stakeholders, staff, children, parents, carers and the wider community celebrated this transition with an exciting English Street Party themed event held on Friday 20 September.
Education Central is an approved sponsor of academies by the Department for Education and is led by the University’s Social Enterprises Limited.
The new academy is the seventh in the region launched by the University and is to be led by new head teacher Pam Willetts.
Speaking about the launch, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “The University is firmly committed to education in the West Midlands, due to our belief that it will be future generations who will be instrumental in the region’s regeneration.
“We aim to raise aspirations, attainment and the quality of schools across the region, as well as seek to provide outstanding opportunities for young people in the area.
“Everybody connected with the University of Wolverhampton is extremely excited to be working in partnership with Woodhouse Academy for the benefit of their pupils and the region as a whole.”
The head teacher of Woodhouse Primary Academy, Pam Willetts, said: "Woodhouse Primary Academy intends to achieve and develop focused citizens who demonstrate a thirst for lifelong learning.
“The transition to an Academy has been successful and the whole school community have embraced our new adventure. The pupils at our Academy are central to all that we do & we feel fortunate to have joined Education Central Multi Academy Trust, within the University of Wolverhampton.
“Woodhouse Primary Academy has high aspirations for our learners and we will work together to ensure that the children reach their potential. For me personally, it is an absolute delight to be the new head teacher of Woodhouse Primary Academy."
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Date Issued: Monday 23 September 2013