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Monday, April 24, 2017

Sir Thomas Wharton Officially Joins Maltby Learning Trust

We are delighted to announce that Sir Thomas Wharton was officially recognised by the Department for Education as a member and partner of the Maltby Learning Trust (MLT) on 1 April 2017.

The completion of final legal documents formalised the partnership that has been gathering momentum since September.

Our students and visitors to the Academy will notice a change of signage and colours on return from the Easter holidays. The historical patronage of Sir Thomas Wharton will continue to lend his name to the school though we will lose the Cooperative Community College element of the name. We will gradually phase out the red and black colours introducing a blue and grey branding with a new evolved logo, selected by our Student Council.

This is an exciting and much anticipated moment for our Academy. The relationship with Maltby adds significant capacity to leadership and resources from a local school, in a similar context, with proven high quality outcomes and support for children.

A new local governing body with direct accountability to the Maltby Learning Trust Board and Trustees has been founded and boasts a wealth of expertise and skills.

The strengths of both schools have been evaluated and the sharing of best practice will drive improvements at pace. Many of Maltby Academy’s impactful strategies are being adopted at Sir Thomas Wharton and developed in collaboration. We will start the 2017-18 academic year with a new curriculum providing high quality learning for our students. Our school days will be aligned facilitating joint provision for our collaborative Sixth Form operating across both sites.

With confidence growing in the future of our Academy we will have the highest intake of Year 7 students for several years in September of 2017, 20% of them choosing to join us from out of catchment.

For further news and developments please return regularly to our website.