Powerful schools’ partnership is strengthened

Two Verwood schools have joined Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), making it one of the biggest multi-academy trusts in Dorset. In what has been described as a ‘powerful partnership of schools’ the additions of Verwood and Hillside first schools has seen the Trust grow to 11 schools. It also means three of Verwood’s four first and middle schools, including Verwood Nursery, … Read More

Two wheels are better than four

Dorset school children made a big push for wheel power with a concerted drive to leave their parents’ cars at home. Youngsters from Emmanuel CE Middle School in Verwood swapped driving and walking to school for wheeling in on bike or scooter. The school, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, was taking part in the sustainable charity Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge. … Read More

New year, new beginnings for Dorset school

Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) has welcomed a new school to join its family of academies. Emmanuel CoE Middle School in Verwood is the newest member of the Trust and joins seven other first and middle schools in the east Dorset area. A top priority for the Trust will be moving Emmanuel out of special measures and bringing it in-line with … Read More