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Primary schools merge to ‘strengthen’ students’ future

A primary school in Northamptonshire is set to merge in a bid to strengthen the school’s future.

From September 2022 Maidwell Hall Preparatory School in Northamptonshire will merge with Uppingham School which is across the border in Rutland.

The school says the two schools are “totally aligned” in their values, adding that the merger “builds on their longstanding relationship”.

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Maidwell Hall will begin this new chapter in its history under the direction of Anthony Rendall.

Anthony, currently assistant principal at Elms Preparatory School in Herefordshire, has been appointed in 2021 to succeed Robert Lankester who is retiring this summer, after 21 years of loyal service at Maidwell.

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Mr Crispin Holborow, Chairman of Maidwell Hall Governors, said: ‘Anthony Rendall will absolutely embrace the ethos and style of education that Maidwell now embodies.

“On taking up his role as Principal, he will lead our new relationship with Uppingham School and take full advantage of the opportunities that a future alongside them will bring.”

Uppingham School Principal Dr Richard Maloney said: ‘Uppingham and Maidwell Hall have a common educational philosophy and vision.

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“Fundamentally, at the heart of both our schools is a belief in the importance of a holistic education for our students. There will be strength in our union.”

The merger will take effect on September 1, 2022, before the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

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