Daventry school set to be renamed

A DAVENTRY school with a long history is set to enter a new stage with a new name.

William Parker School, in Ashby road, will become The Parker E-ACT Academy ahead of its proposed academy conversion in September.

The name of the proposed academy was confirmed following a six week consultation period with students, staff and parents. Students helped design a new logo and the colours were chosen to reflect the new relationship between The Parker E-ACT Academy and E-ACT.

Krysia Butwilowska, principal designate of the proposed Parker E-ACT Academy, said: “I am delighted with the name ‘The Parker E-ACT Academy’ and with the fantastic new designs for our proposed academy.

“The consultation period was a huge success and I would like to thank all those who were involved and expressed an interest.

“The students were thrilled to be invited to help design the logo and we are very excited about seeing them all proudly wearing our new proposed uniform.

“The new name and logo marks a huge milestone within the project, moving towards The Parker E-ACT Academy providing educational excellence for students in and around Daventry.”

Sponsored by leading education group E-ACT, which sponsors 19 other academies and Free Schools, including Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village, the proposed Parker E-ACT Academy will stay in the same building on Ashby Road and remain co-educational and non-denominational.

Sir Bruce Liddington, director general of E-ACT, said: “E-ACT is delighted the consultation went so well and would like to thank everyone involved.

“It has provided us with invaluable information to help ensure that the proposed Parker E-ACT Academy will transform learning for its students and provide them with the best education and learning environment possible.”