SUDBURY Upper School will be called the Ormiston Sudbury Academy from September, following a consultation with students and staff.
There will also be a new uniform, including a blazer, and pupils will be expected to wear shirts and a tie bearing the new academy logo.
The Ormiston Trust said the students joining the school in September will get their blazer, jumper, tie, PE shirt and a waterproof jacket free of charge.
The new name and logo were put to the vote at the school, with students choosing Sudbury because “they wanted to maintain their close connection with the town” according to the trust. A new headteacher, Caroline Wilson, also starts in September.
Paul Nye, a director at Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “It’s great to have had involvement from the school community for the academy’s name, and we have gone for their choice.
“Sudbury Upper School has a lot of potential and we look forward to working with Caroline Wilson as the new principal as well as staff, students and the community to give Ormiston Sudbury Academy an outstanding future. ”
Ann Pizzey, chairman of governors, said: “The governing body is pleased that the outcome of the consultation process has been positive and that students have been closely involved in choosing the new name and logo.
“We would like to thank the school staff for ensuring that work is continuing as normal through this transition period.
“We are excited by the future and are confident that the academy will provide outstanding learning opportunities for all of our young people.”