MIKE Amesbury has said a primary school in Weaverham has a positive future after his recent visit.

Mike made the a trip to see the good work by pupils at Weaverham Primary Academy.

Since joining North West Academies Trust one year ago, the Northwich Road school has started an ambitious programme to lift standards across the board.

And Amesbury, after seeing the strides being made for himself, believes the school is on a journey to somewhere good.

“I have visited many schools and this one has a really nice feel,” he said.

“The atmosphere is great and the children genuinely engage – the questions they asked me were much better than what I get in Parliament.

“I feel that this is a school on a journey to somewhere good and I will help to promote the good work being done in any way I can.”

A new education programme in and out of the classroom has been adopted at the Academy, as well as a focus on keeping children healthy and active through sporting opportunities.

A pre-school rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted has moved onto the site and opened this month, while work is underway to replace the school’s flat roofs.

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Mike Amesbury tours the new pre-school

Amesbury has also agreed to actively support a bid for funding to pay for a new heating and water system, as the relentless drive to make improvements continues.

Speaking about the changes, executive headteacher Fiona Whittaker said: “The children and parents are so enthusiastic about the changes we have made in the last 12 months, and there is excitement about where we will be in the next 12 months.

“Children get one opportunity at education and we have to get it right.

“All our staff know our vision for the future, and we are all focused on the same thing.”

Steve Docking, CEO of NWAT, added: “Weaverham has strong leadership and a great team who have made remarkable progress.

“Children are enjoying a huge amount of new opportunities and are taking responsibility for their own decisions.

“This is the start of something very special.”