Free School planned for Kidderminster School - Holy Trinity International School

It is jubilation and celebrations all round following the news that the Department for Education has granted a Kidderminster school, Holy Trinity International School (HTIS), free school status as of September 2014. HTIS Head, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright, stated: “This is absolutely fantastic news for the school and for the local community. “We would like to thank our parents, the school staff and the wider community for their strong support and their huge vote of confidence in our application, which has been totally overwhelming.” A school for over 100 years, Holy Trinity International School is a through co-educational school from Nursery to Sixth Form, and is currently one of several schools under the trusteeship of IES, (International Education Systems), which has schools in Europe, America and South Africa. Following its move to become a free school, the school plans to continue to benefit from the exchange and enrichment programmes offered by IES. Visiting students under the school’s international Homestay Programme and HTIS students will be able to continue enjoying and experiencing additional insight on international issues, different cultures, as well as reaping further educational benefits and understanding across curriculum studies. Said Mrs Leek-Wright: “The school’s extended curriculum activities, virtual interaction, Homestay and Exchange Programmes will continue to add further breadth to an essentially ‘family school’ which believes in personal progression being as important as academic achievement. “Holy Trinity International School has always been about student realisation of personal potential; active participants rather than passive recipients in their education, and by becoming a Kidderminster free school, we plan to further extend our longstanding tradition of inclusive education, with many more local families able to benefit from the school’s excellent educational offer.” Delivering a personalised approach to learning, HTIS is currently working towards the introduction of the Primary Years Programme (PYP); skills based learning, into its primary school. As of September 2014, the school also intends to implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme in its refurbished Sixth Form Centre. Further information is available by contacting the school direct on 01562 822929, or via email: [email protected]