Pupils and staff of Burton End Primary Academy were joined by mayor, Cllr Roger André and regional schools commissioner, Dr Tim Coulson, to celebrate the school’s transition to academy status.
The celebration took place on Thursday, January 8.
It began with an assembly which included poetry written by pupils, and a performance from the academy’s choir.
After the assembly members of the school made their way outside to see three trees planted to commemorate the occasion.
The trees are Sturmer Pippin apple trees and were supplied by Sturmer Nurseries.
Dr Coulson said: “I am delighted to join Burton End Primary Academy to celebrate their becoming an Academy.It is great to see the schools’ commitment to working together, for the benefit of local children.”
Madeline Vosper, head of school, said: “Our pupils and staff work hard and have high standards. This was a wonderful way to make a permanent celebration of our becoming an academy.”