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Academy Conversion

On 1st July Hope Hamilton became part of the Vines Academy Trust.

(a charitable limited company registered in England and Wales, Company Number 11379217)


The schools which currently make up the Trust are:

All Saints CE Primary School, Wigston

Hope Hamilton CE Primary School

Houghton on the Hill CE Primary School

Richard Hill CE Primary School, Thurcaston


The Vines Academy Trust is a local group, currently made up of church schools although the trust welcomes interest from community schools who may wish to join us in the future, The schools have come together through shared values and ethos and a shared ambition to maintain and improve our record of good provision and outcomes. The Vines aims to ensure an outstanding education for all its children, and to promote the Christian ethos and distinctiveness of its schools. We believe in the importance of the church school at the heart of the local community, with strong links to the parish church.


The Trust will oversee and support the work of all the schools, and will aim to build shared resources and functions. Schools retain their own distinctive identity and ethos, and have their own local governance.



See the following letter for more information.