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Horncastle Education Trust

Birthday Celebrations & Huttoft Primary and Nursery School

Last week marked a double celebration for the Horncastle Education Trust as we celebrated our fourth birthday and the addition of a new school.

On Thursday 1st December, students across all our schools; Frithville and New York primary schools in Boston, Banovallum and Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar schools in Horncastle and Huttoft Primary and Nursery School took part in the celebrations. They had special assemblies, enjoyed party-themed food, and had the chance to win ‘golden ticket’ prizes.

Huttoft Primary and Nursery School is the fifth school to join the trust. To mark the occasion, we gave every student a commemorative water bottle while pupils, teachers, and governors at all the schools also planted a ceremonial tree in their school grounds.

CEO of the Horncastle Education Trust Sandra James said: “Reaching our fourth anniversary is a significant milestone, and what better way to mark it than with the addition of a new school? 

“As a trust we cherish the family ethos we have created and Huttoft Primary and Nursery School shares our values: to embody ethical leadership, possess relentless ambition for excellence and stand stronger together.  

“By joining the trust the children, teachers and their families will benefit from the collective skills, experience and resources of all of our schools.” 

Huttoft Primary and Nursery School Headteacher Damian Davey added: “It’s exactly what we need; it’s a small trust with the same family values that we hold dear here at Huttoft.  

“Day to day we don’t anticipate seeing any massive changes – we’ve got the same uniform the same badge, the same staff – but we now also have the collective strength and experience of the trust behind us. 

“It’s a big milestone in the school’s journey and we’re really excited about what the future will bring.” 

Chairman of Governors and trustee of the Horncastle Education Trust Paul Brewster was invited to plant the tree in the school grounds. 

He said: “It’s a great school but obviously it’s a small school in a rural village and being part of a bigger family will be a huge benefit as it will have a whole support network behind it. 

“It’s also good news for the pupils who will have further opportunities to mix with children at the other schools and to be involved in the wider life of the whole trust.” 

Huttoft Primary School joins Horncastle Education Trust