Trust promises bright future  for primary

CABOT Primary School in St Paul’s held a ceremony to commemorate joining the Excalibur Academies Trust’s (EAT) family of schools. With music, singing, cakes, plaque unveiling, ribbon cutting and tree planting, the school community came together with trust representatives for this symbolic celebration.

Cabot Primary School, which has 175 pupils, joined EAT’s growing Trust of 15 schools last September and is benefiting from the sharing of resources, expertise and support brings. 

The school’s principal, Felicity Llewelyn-Hodgson,  said: “We are delighted to have held this official ceremony. The children were thrilled to have a number of special guests at their assembly, in addition to their parents which undoubtedly gave them an extra boost as they stood up to perform. They were also very touched with their gifts of Excalibur pencil cases and cakes! We look forward to the next stage of our rosy future as we contribute and grow with the trust.”

Nicky Edmondson, chief executive officer of EAT, pictured unveiling a plaque,  said: “The best part of my job is coming, into schools for occasions such as these; the children’s inquisitiveness, flair, smiles and warmth make my job even more rewarding. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead, as we merge with Gatehouse Green Learning Trust, growing our Bristol hub of schools from three to eight.”