On the 1st February 2014, Ravensthorpe Infant & Nursery School became an academy and the name of the school changed to Diamond Wood Community Academy. The name was chosen due to the development of a Diamond Jubilee Wood in the new Dewsbury Country Park, which has its entrance in Ravensthorpe. Dewsbury Country Park is a former landfill site located between Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Moor and Heckmondwike. It is home to Diamond Wood, one of only 60 in the country being planted to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, and when completed, will form the largest new woodland in Yorkshire.
There have been lots of opportunities for the people of Ravensthorpe to plant trees. As a school, we are planning to involve our children in planting even more trees, and in the words of one of the local residents:-
"We can come back every year as a family to see our trees grow and develop - just like our family".
The school will continue to strive to provide an outstanding education for all children, working in partnership with all parents, carers and all stakeholders involved with the community.
To view the Enhance Academy Trust website click here.
Enhance Academy Trust, previously Wakefield Diocesan Academies Trust, was incorporated as a charitable company on 10 January 2012 – company number 07904096. It was established to act as sponsor for Church of England, and other, schools that are required or elect to become a sponsored academy. The three Trustees of Enhance Academy Trust undertake an over-arching and strategic role ensuring that their vision for the character and ethos of Enhance Academy Trust, and its role in the local education system, is carried forward. The Trustees delegate some their responsibilities to Enhance Academy Trust’s Director and to the Local Governing Bodies established at each Academy. During the period of conversion from a school to an academy it is often necessary to establish an Advisory Board prior to establishing a Local Governing Body.
Enhance Academy Trust works closely with each of its academies, and a number of partners, to deliver one fundamental objective – delivering improved educational outcomes for every pupil at each of the Trust’s Academies.
Information Commisioners Office
Enhance Academy Trust is based at Church House, 1 South Parade, Wakefield WF1 1LP, Tel: 01924 434 452. Correspondence can be sent to this address or can be passed to the office at each Academy. Enhance Academy Trust currently sponsors the following six academies:
CHRIST CHURCH CE ACADEMY
Deighton Road, Deighton, Huddersfield HD2 1JP
OVERTHORPE CofE ACADEMY
Edge Top Road, Thornhill, Dewsbury WF12 0BH
ST MICHAEL’S CE ACADEMY
Flanshaw Lane, Wakefield WF2 9JA
SANDAL MAGNA COMMUNITY ACADEMY
Belle Vue Road, Wakefield WF1 5NF
ST HELEN’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Highfield Road, Hemsworth WF9 4EG
FEATHERSTONE ALL SAINTS C OF E ACADEMY
North Close, Featherstone, Pontefract, WF7 6BQ
Primrose Vale, Knottingley, WF11 9BT