Public welcomed to new city centre school Grosvenor Park Academy

Grosvenor Park C of E Academy will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday, January 10.

An open day will take place from 1.30pm to give people their first chance to get a glimpse of the school since its relaunch in December.

Grosvenor Park, formerly University Church Free School (UCFS), is now part of the North West Academies Trust (NWAT).

Head of School Jo Price has been appointed to lead an improvement plan alongside Principal Wend Smith.

Mrs Price, who previously worked in NWAT schools as Inclusion Manager, said: “We’ve had a very warm welcome at Grosvenor Park, and I speak for both myself and Wenda when I say we are looking forward to working with the whole school and its community.

“We hope lots of parents come to our open day. We have already made improvements and we’d be delighted to share them with parents.”

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

She is keen for prospective parents to visit Grosvenor Park Academy.

She said: “The open day is a great opportunity to come to see the school, ask questions and find out about our plans to give our children the very best education possible.”

Steve Docking, CEO of NWAT, says the relaunch is a positive move for the city centre school.

He 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.

Reserve an Open Day place, email: or tel: 01244 569560.