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Colchester Academy joins the Bright Tribe family

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We are delighted to announce that Colchester Academy will start the new term as a Bright Tribe academy on 13th April.

Colchester Academy was previously sponsored by Colchester Institute since 2010 when it took up the sponsorship role at the request of the local authority. However, Colchester Institute felt that it had reached a point where it must focus its efforts on the development of its own multi-site operation and it started talks last summer with the Department for Education about the possibility of a new sponsor being sought for Colchester Academy.

It was agreed that Bright Tribe Trust should be appointed as the new sponsor and the conversion process completed on 1st April.

By joining Bright Tribe the academy will benefit from becoming part of a family of like-minded schools, with the help and support of a large team of education and business professionals to help it continue its improvement journey and deliver the best possible education to pupils.

Bright Tribe Senior Regional Director, Gary Kelly, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Colchester Academy into the Bright Tribe family and we’re excited to start working with the staff, students, parents and the local community to ensure that the school provides an outstanding and broad education for all students.”

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