A primary school in Hadleigh is joining a multi academy trust established by the Church of England in Suffolk.
St Mary’s CEVAP, is joining the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust on February 1.
Academies are state-funded schools no longer maintained by the local authority.
Andrew Frolish, headteacher at St Mary’s said: “Governors voted unanimously to consult the school community regarding academy conversion and have remained very positive throughout the conversion process.
“The consultation period has been very smooth and meetings have been constructive and encouraging.
“As a Voluntary Aided church school, we felt it was important to reinforce our existing spiritual and practical links with the Diocese.”