Grosvenor Park Academy pupils are radio stars for a week

Musical children at Grosvenor Primary Academy are in the spotlight this week as Chester’s Dee 106.3’s first ever School of the Week.

Singing in assembly, music lessons and chats about what kids love about their school will feature on the radio station each afternoon this week (W/C Monday, June 3) at 3:30pm.

Journalists from the station spent a day delving into the minds of children when they visited the city-centre school for pre-recording.

Key Stage 2 Teacher Christopher Lee said: “The children were interviewed about what they love about school and what makes us unique.

“We had singing in assembly, guitar and music lessons.

“The reporters were full of praise for the school and the children, which was lovely to hear.

“And the children were equally enthused by the reporters and their microphones.

“It is really important to give children new experiences, which is why music, along with a wide range of sports, play a big part in our academy day.”

Grosvenor Park, formerly University Church Free School (UCFS), became part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) last year.

Head of School Jo Price is well underway with an ambitious improvement plan to give children the best possible education.

She is working alongside Principal Wenda Smith, who is also Executive Head at St Martin’s Academy, Chester, and has guided it to become the most over-subscribed school in West Cheshire.

Mrs Price said: “We firmly believe that strength and improvement comes from our schools working together, sharing ideas and implementing best practice.

“The success of St Martin’s Academy speaks for itself and we intend to bring everything we’ve learned into action at Grosvenor Park.”

St Martin’s Academy was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted within a year of opening in 2013.

Among the other NWAT schools is Delamere Academy, near Northwich, which is ranked the highest performing primary in West Cheshire according to the latest performance tables.