Our new school opened on Friday! Children and staff enjoyed a party to celebrate as the school joined an academy family. This is the press release: On 1st February, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Astbury, joined the Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) Family. As a church school, Astbury St Mary’s has already been working closely with CDAT schools and were delighted to officially convert into the Trust at the start of the month. The collaboration between CDAT schools will provide great opportunities for staff and children to come together.
Staff will share good practice across the Trust to impact teaching and learning and children will have access to wider curricular and extra-curricular activities. The shared Christian values across the Trust closely match the values of the school and the CDAT Board are delighted to welcome Astbury St Mary’s into the Trust and look forward to working with Pip Worswick, the headteacher, and all of the staff, governors, children and parents.