New school confirmed for Inspiration Trust
Published on 21/07/17
One of Norfolk's oldest schools will join the Inspiration Trust this summer as it becomes an academy.
From 1 August 2017, Great Yarmouth VA High School will be known as Great Yarmouth Charter Academy and join the Trust's four existing schools in the town.
The new name reflects the long history of both the school and the borough and references the town's many royal charters - the first of which was granted in 1208 by King John. The school itself can trace its roots to 1551.
Louise Jackson, who joined as headteacher in September 2016, will continue as principal of the academy.
The Great Yarmouth Grammar School Foundation will continue to be closely involved in the running of the school.
Inspiration Trust chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza said: "I am delighted that Great Yarmouth High School will be joining the Inspiration Trust family, and that we have the full support of the Foundation and the Regional Schools Commissioner in reinvigorating the crucial service that it gives to families in the borough."
"Our trust started in Great Yarmouth and we are committed to ensuring the best education for local children."
Foundation chairman Michael Boon said: "This is an important new chapter in the long history of the school.
"The Foundation is pleased to be working with Inspiration Trust to secure a future that reflects and respects that heritage and to develop the school and its educational opportunities for Yarmouth children."