Paradigm Trust News | 20/03/2023

Parent Director (Suffolk) Vacancy

Paradigm Trust are looking for a Parent Director to join in Suffolk. For full information please click here.

General, Paradigm Trust News | 29/03/2022

Piper’s Vale Primary Academy celebrates ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating

At Piper’s Vale Primary Academy, we have achieved a ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating across the board for the first time since 2007.

The Ofsted report summarises the school as having ‘a sense of ambition and belonging’ where ‘pupils behave well’. The report also describes the school as ‘a hive of activity with music, singing and physical education activities going on’.

Our Principal, Kimberly Morton comments:

“We are all absolutely delighted with the results.  Our staff and pupils have worked tirelessly, despite the pandemic, to continuously raise standards across the school.  We have provision from nursery to year six with fantastic facilities here at Piper’s Vale and now our community also has the reassurance that pupils are receiving a good education.  There will be celebrations all round.”

Having achieved an overall effectiveness of ‘GOOD’ the school is praised in the report for the strength of its teaching of reading. Leaders are described as having high expectations and ensure all pupils in school are able to read fluently – with a vast majority of pupils reaching this attainment by the end of key stage 1.

The report also outlines how pupils in the Specialist Education Unit have a personalised curriculum that all adults take responsibility for implementing. It comments that the complex needs of these pupils are well understood by the adults that care for them; leaders ensure staff know how to adapt their teaching, so pupils access the same ambitious curriculum as their peers.

Piper’s Vale became part of Paradigm Trust in September 2017 and the principal joined soon afterwards in January 2018. The Ofsted report recognises that the trust has focused on the right priorities and has effectively supported leaders to improve the quality of education at the school. It says the trust, alongside leaders from the other schools in the trust, have supported the staff well.

Paradigm Trust ensures all its schools offer a fantastic education in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. This is supported by enrichment opportunities that enable children to have the best opportunity to reach their potential and achieve more through education.

General, Paradigm Trust News | 15/02/2022

Ofsted Inspection – 15th February 2022

Paradigm Trust News | 17/12/2021

Admissions Consultation

Paradigm Trust is consulting on the admissions arrangements for all the schools across the Trust for the academy year 2023/24 in line with the School Admissions Code 2021. 

The consultation is taking place for a period of six weeks, between 17 December 2021 and 28 January 2022.

Please go to ‘Admissions Consultation‘ page to find out more.

General, Paradigm Trust News | 29/04/2020

East Anglian Daily Times feature

We are pleased to be featured in the East Anglian Daily Times again today, discussing the innovative ways our pupils have been working at home. We are super proud of you all!

General, Paradigm Trust News | 20/04/2020

Parent Director role

Please click here for more details.

General, Paradigm Trust News | 20/03/2020

Coronavirus – School closure and what happens next?


General, Paradigm Trust News | 20/03/2020

Coronavirus – Note for pupils


General, Paradigm Trust News | 07/02/2020

Ipswich MP visits Piper’s Vale Primary Academy

Tom Hunt, the newly elected Member of Parliament for Ipswich, will be visiting us to see how Paradigm Trust is improving education in the town.

We have made huge leaps in academic progress over the last 12 months with Y6 SATS exceeding the national average in Maths and achieving it in English, and we pride ourself in ensuring pupils have every opportunity to meet their potential.

Commenting ahead of his visit to Piper’s Vale, Tom Hunt MP, said:

“I am delighted to have been invited to meet the pupils and teachers at Piper’s Vale today. We want to ensure that all the children of Ipswich have access to the best possible education and we can do this by learning from the best schools and academies in our town.”

Kimberly Morton, Principal, said:

“We are pleased to welcome Tom Hunt MP into our school and community. We are all working together hard to ensure all pupils get the support they need to meet their potential and while we have had some fantastic results, there is still a long way to go. On-going support from Tom and his team over the next Parliament will be invaluable in helping us ensure the school reaches its potential.”

Our pupils benefit from modern buildings, extensive playing fields, outside space and a huge range of extra-curricular activities including swimming. Families benefit from wrap around care at the breakfast club and on-site nursery.

If you would like to find out more about the school and speak or meet with Principal Kimberly Morton, please call the school office on 01473 320413.

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General, Paradigm Trust News | 16/12/2019

Paradigm Trust Values Awards

This week, Paradigm Trust celebrated pupils who have been awarded all three values awards and have become the first values champions in the Trust. Paradigm shares the same core values throughout all of its schools:

  • Integrity – doing the right thing even when no one is watching.
  • Excellence – enabling everyone to achieve more through education.
  • Community – working together; learning from, and supporting, others.

Each week, pupils are nominated for positive behaviours that link to a value and each half term winners are chosen to receive a values award. Once a pupil has received an award for all three values s/he receives a values award. This week, 4 pupils from Piper’s Vale Primary Academy were recognised for receiving all three values awards and becoming values champions. Here are a few examples:

  • Integrity – for always doing the right thing and being a role model for the rest of the class
  • Community – for being kind and helpful to all and offering to help out around the classroom
  • Excellence – for completing work to the highest standards and responding to feedback given.

Pupils were presented with a certificate and values champion badge by Bill Holledge, CEO, Paradigm Trust and enjoyed a festive afternoon tea with their families.

Last updated December 16, 2019