Educate Together would like to congratulate our colleagues at the Educate Together Academy Trust on the successful openings of two new equality-based primary schools—Parklands Educate Together Primary Academy and Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary Academy—earlier this month.
The opening of these schools brings the total number of Educate Together schools in England to four. Just like here in Ireland, these schools teach a unique ‘Learn Together’ Ethical Education curriculum and strive to create a learning environment that nurtures, encourages and builds the skills children will need in an increasingly diverse and globalised world.
Located in Weston Super Mare in Somerset, Parklands Educate Together Primary Academy opened this month on a temporary site next to the location of the permanent school building which will open in September 2019.
Commenting on the opening of the school, Head Teacher Steve Davis said:
“I look forward to putting Parklands ET Primary at the heart of the community and providing a great learning environment for all its pupils and the wider community.”
Mulberry Park Educate Together Primary Academy, located in Bath, opened its doors to 30 pupils this year and will continue to grow by one class each year until the school reaches capacity. Reflecting on the excitement of the school’s first day, Head Teacher Emma Garrnett said:
“Seeing our children and their families walk through the door, for the first day at Mulberry Park Educate Together, was an amazing moment. The staff are excited to have the opportunity to shape and develop our school and to be able to provide our children with the highest quality learning experiences.”
The Educate Together Academy Trust is a not-for-profit charity regulated by the Department for Education (DfE) in London and is bound by the same human-rights and equality principles as the Irish organisation.
Educate Together wishes students and staff at both schools all the very best for the future as they embark on this exciting adventure together.