Peterborough special school taken over by academy trust

A Peterborough special school has been taken over by an academy trust.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 9:49 am
Phoenix School at Herlington - joining Lime Trust EMN-200206-221114009

The Phoenix School will now be known as Lime Academy Orton after being taken over by the Lime Academy Trust.

Last November the school was given a rating of ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted inspectors - a large drop having previously been rated as ‘Outstanding.’

The school provides education for children and youngsters aged between three and 19 with special educational needs and disabilities over two campuses in the city.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A spokesman for the school said: “We are very pleased to announce that as of the 1st June 2020, Phoenix School has joined the Lime Trust. From this date Phoenix School will also change its name and will be known as Lime Academy Orton. The CEO, Gary Pocock, and Chair of Trustees, Christopher Cole, welcome Lime Academy Orton and look forward to working with the pupils, parents and staff.”

Along with Lime Academy Orton, The Lime Academy Trust also runs Lime Academy Abbotsmede, Lime Academy Parnwell and Lime Academy Watergall in Peterborough.