Harwich and Dovercourt High School to join education trust as it receives £1.1m boost
A north Essex education trust has added another school to its organisation – as a £1.1million investment to overhaul its building is made.
The Sigma Trust, which was set up in 2016 and currently has six schools, welcomed Harwich and Dovercourt High School to its partnership on June 1.
An investment of £1.1m will be made to enhance the school’s building, including replacement windows, following a successful bid for the cash.
The school, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted last year, will also benefit from the arrival of four additional senior members of staff as a result of being the seventh school to join the trust.
The Sigma Trust currently consists of Clacton County High School, The Stanway School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, St Helena School, Monkwick Infant School and Nursery and Monkwick Junior School.
Jeff Brindle, chief executive of the trust, said: “Our mission with Harwich and Dovercourt High School is to retain its ‘Good’ rating and make sure all outcomes are above the national average.