The Mayor of Bury visited a primary school to help celebrate its conversion to academy status.

Coun Sandra Walmsley visited St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Whitefield to celebrate it becoming part of the St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust and to relaunch the school’s logo and signage.

Headteacher Trish Grogan said: “I have been delighted with the difference we are now making to the children of our school.

“By updating our logo and our signage, we hope to help the children see this as their school, as a place they can belong and be successful in.

“It is wonderful to know that our mayor is seeing the difference we are making and our doors are always open for any visitor to see the work we do.”

The mayor shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, that she “loves spending time at the school”.

St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust is part of the Diocese of Salford and has 10 schools across Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford and Wigan.

The logo and signage relaunch was part of the trust’s wider strategy to rapidly improve St Michael’s RC Primary School and ensure that the children can achieve the best possible learning experience.

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Trust CEO Chris Foley said: “The mayor is welcome in any of our schools at any time. The trust board and I would like to thank Mrs Grogan and her team for the impact they have made at the school.

“Prior to the mayoral visit, an officer from the Department for Education was also shown around the school and fed back on how impressive the pupil’s behaviour was.”

The trust has invested significantly in improving the quality of leadership and infrastructure to ensure that staff are happy and supported and that children can excel in their education.