The small school with the big heart
Undersubscribed and with a range of challenges to overcome, Browney Academy is a wonderful example of how the Trust model can bring about rapid transformation. A small primary on the outskirts of Durham city, as the custodian of an ageing building and with a stubbornly low intake, Browney needed to change its approach in a range of key areas.
A small school with a big heart, and with an unwavering affection from the local community, the school embraced change from the outset. It is now thriving having significantly improved progress and outcomes and boosting its pupil intake by well over 200% (from 72 to 160) securing it a place as a coveted first choice school within the local area.