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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Academy reveals its new name

WHITEHAVEN School has announced its new name: The Whitehaven Academy!

A competition was held last week for pupils, the community and local primary schools to choose a new name for the school following its transformation into a Bright Tribe academy.

The school says it had a very enthusiastic response with some creative and thought-provoking names proposed by the all those who took part in the consultation.

This week, the academy’s governing body met and agreed on the new name.

Principal, Lynette Norris, said: “We would like to thank all our students who took part in the competition, we had a tremendous response.

“We’d especially like to thank all those children in the primary schools who also took part and who approached the task so seriously – they came back with some really wonderful ideas.”

Having considered carefully all of the names put forward, the school’s historic links and community views, the governing body agreed it was important the school’s name should retain the strength of its connection with the town and the community it serves.

Thelma Toman, chair of governors, said: “Being a Whitehaven lass myself, and having attended the old Whitehaven Grammar School, I am proud to see the continuity of the name of our town. We received many excellent suggestions for a new school name and would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation exercise.

“This is an exciting time for the school as we embrace the opportunities brought by our new academy status, and the new name reflects this positive change for the school and community.”

Have your say

They had a competition to come up with that?? Really! The mind boggles!

Posted by Gavin Kinrade on 4 April 2014 at 23:23

Common sense prevails! No need to complicate things unnecessarily. Keep it simple, logical and memorable. Good luck to the Whitehaven Academy New Kids...oops!

Posted by David Scameron on 30 January 2014 at 17:54

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