OSWESTRY'S Marches School Trust is exploring the addition of another school to its portfolio.

Oakmeadow CE Primary and Nursery School, located in Bayston Hill, Shropshire is looking to join the Marches Academy Trust on April 1, 2020.

Sarah Finch, chief executive officer of the Marches Academy Trust, says the plans have been drawn together through intense collaboration between all partners.

She said: “The Trustees have worked with the governors and headteacher of Oakmeadow School to ensure that everyone is confident about the collaboration going forward.

"Driven by our shared vision of 'Achievement Through Caring' our schools work together, helping to develop a strong multi academy trust.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the Trust to grow in strength with a school that has so many wonderful attributes, and through the Trust, Oakmeadow School will continue to grow and shine."

Carla Whelan, headteacher at Oakmeadow added: “This is an exciting prospect for the whole school community.

"Being part of the Marches Academy Trust will give the pupils and staff at Oakmeadow School many more learning experiences and memorable moments that will stay with our children for the rest of their lives and inspire them to become life-long learners.

"We can share our knowledge to provide excellent learning opportunities and experiences for our pupils, while continuing our strong working relationship with our parents and carers.

"Joining the Trust would provide further opportunities to innovate and share best practice among all members of staff.

"For the young people it will provide an opportunity for working with other schools within the Trust on events, trips and sporting fixtures, ensuring it continues to be the school of choice locally."