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St Nicolas & St Mary CE Primary School, Shoreham

St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School, Shoreham, expects to join the trust in early Summer 2022. The school’s mission statement is ‘Journey together, guided by God, to do the BEST we can’. St Nic's not only wants to ‘journey together’ with its parents and local community but within the broader context of a strong trust.

Its Christian values, which are at the heart of all that it does, are: hope, respect, friendship, creativity and compassion.

The school has grown from one to two forms of entry in recent years and has had major building works to accommodate the additional children. It offers wraparound care and has a pre-school, ‘Little Fishes Nursery’. The school is currently graded ‘good’ by Ofsted and ‘Outstanding’ by SIAMS (church inspectors).

For more information about St Nicolas & St Mary's, visit: www.stnicolasmary.w-sussex.sch.uk

St Andrew's CE Primary School, Crawley

St Andrew's is also looking forward to joining the trust in Summer 2022. The school sees the advantages of working in partnership with other schools, for the benefit of all, under a common vision. 

The school's mission statement is 'Growing Learners to Live in God's World'. The Christian values of Wisdom, Grace and Hope are embedded in all aspects of school life. 

The school is a one form entry school and has a strong partnership with St Andrew's church, to which it is physically attached. The school offers wraparound child care and a growing number of clubs. The school is currently graded ‘good’ by both Ofsted and SIAMS (church inspectors).

For more information about St Andrew's, visit: www.st-andrews-crawley.w-sussex.sch.uk 

St Clement CE Primary Academy

St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School successfully applied to the Department for Education to set up a new ‘sister’ primary school in Shoreham. The local population is expected to increase and the new ‘Free School’, which will be part of the trust, aims to create more school places and meet the aspirations of local parents. 

The Free School is named after St Clement, the patron saint of mariners – perfect for a school in a seaside town with a busy harbour. This nautical theme will be reflected in the school’s curriculum and cross-curricular work. 

THE LATEST NEWS: In January 2021, following a review of 'basic need', the DfE decided that there was insufficient demand for places and that the project should not proceed. This is despite 1000's of homes being built in the area.  Then, in February 2021 the Local Authority published 'Planning Pupil Places' indicated that a new school would indeed be required due to development in Shoreham Harbour area.  The trust will re-open talks with the DfE to open a new school when demand for places start to rise. 

Other Schools

A number of schools are considering, or are in the process of, joining the trust. If you would like further information about the trust, please contact David Etherton: david.etherton@boat.academy 

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