A primary school headteacher said she was delighted it had joined a trust with "Christian values", just months after converting to an academy. 

Yaxham Church of England Primary has become part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).

Jennie Müller, headteacher, said: “Joining DNEAT with shared Christian values was important for us. The staff and governors look forward to working collaboratively with the Trust of schools, which we see is essential for our continuous improvement.

“Providing the best possible opportunities for all of our community to flourish and prepare our children for their next stage.”

It takes the total number of schools in DNEAT to 41.

Dereham Times: Yaxham Church of England Primary SchoolYaxham Church of England Primary School (Image: Denise Bradley)

Before its conversion to academy status in June, the school was a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.  It was last inspected by Ofsted in January and was rated Good.

At the time the school had 72 pupils and 15 members of staff.

Dereham Times: Oliver Burwood, CEO of DNEATOliver Burwood, CEO of DNEAT (Image: DNEAT)

Leroy Burrell, chairman of the local governing board, said: “We have already started to experience the support and knowledge from DNEAT. It is a feeling to be back in a family that supports one other.”

Oliver Burwood, DNEAT's chief executive, said: “We are delighted that Yaxham is part of the DNEAT family."