A celebration picnic marked the launch of Futura’s newest school – Chandag Primary in Keynsham.

The former Chandag infant and junior schools have merged to form a large primary on the Wellsway campus for children aged two to 11.

The school has bright new signage, with a rainbow logo, and a new set of school values have been developed by pupils and staff. These are:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect everyone
  • Celebrate our uniqueness.

Headteacher Davina Lucas welcomed pupils, siblings, families, governors, staff and the wider community at the celebration event in glorious sunshine on September 8.  Students from Wellsway School provided entertainment and everyone enjoyed cold drinks, ice creams, cakes and snacks.

Left to right, Director of School Improvement Claire Graham, Director of Education Gary Schlick,
Headteacher Davina Lucas, Wellsway School Headteacher Rob Pearsall and Chief Executive Andrea Arlidge

Andrea Arlidge, Chief Executive of Futura Learning Partnership, said: “We have received strong support from our school community for this merger, which we firmly believe is in everyone’s best long-term interests.

“Chandag Primary School is at the heart of the community on our Keynsham campus. It shares a site with the 3-2-4 playgroup, Wellsway School and IKB Academy, meaning we can offer continuity of education for children from two to 19, which will better support their development and progress and offer wider opportunities for staff. “