Voyager Academy taken over by Thomas Deacon Academy Trust

Struggling Voyager Academy has been taken over by the Thomas Deacon Academy Education Trust.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 1:44 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:41 pm
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Only 23 per cent of youngsters at The Voyager Academy scored A*-C grades in English and maths last year. The academy had been run by the Cam Academy Trust (formerly known as Comberton Academy Trust), before the Thomas Deacon Academy Education Trust (TDAET) took it over this week.

The school had previously been places in special measures, but is currently rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.

Both Voyager, located in Mountsteven Avenue and Thomas Deacon Academy, in Queen’s Gardens, have been working together in partnership for a number of months in an effort to improve standards at Voyager.

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Both principals at the two schools will remain in post, and TDAET will consult with staff, pupils and the community of The Voyager Academy to rename and rebrand the school over the next term.

Councillor John Holdich, leader of the council and cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: “I welcome the transfer of the sponsorship of The Voyager Academy to Thomas Deacon Academy Education Trust, a move enabled with the support of the Government and the MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson.

“Thomas Deacon Academy Education Trust has already proven to have made significant progress at The Voyager Academy since a partnership was first formed in summer 2016.

“The school is on the right path to reach the stage of being rated good by Ofsted and I look forward to continued improvement under this new leadership.

“Peterborough is one of the best areas of the country for the number of schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted and we will continue to work closely with all schools and academy trusts to ensure this standard is maintained.”