Community Support for DNEAT Academies

February 23, 2021

The teachers and pupils of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) have expressed their heartfelt thanks for the kind donations received from their local communities.

The Shipdham Parochial and Fuel Allotment Charity was very pleased to award a grant of £2k to Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary Academy.

Headteacher, Mrs O’Sullivan said: “We are thrilled with this exceptional donation; it will be very useful for our pupil’s online learning.”

Mrs Helen Crane Trustee and Chair of the Shipdham Parochial and Fuel Allotment Charity said: “This money is providing a subscription to on-line reading books and other resources for all the pupils of Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary Academy in a time when children don’t have easy access to reading material. The charity also funds children in Year 6 who reside in Shipdham with a voucher for school uniform when they move on to high school.”

Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary Academy was also fortunate to receive a number of new Chromebooks from the Norfolk Government Technology Scheme to support to their learners alongside the substantial grant of £8,000.00 that they received from the Thomas Bullock Trust and £5,000.00 from the Shipdham Parish Council to support the purchase of a number of new ChromeBooks, which are being delivered shortly.

Mrs O’Sullivan said: “It is our wish that every child has access to technology and that learning in science, technology and engineering is integrated into all learning affording our children a strong start when joining High School.”


Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy in Great Yarmouth was pleased to receive 83 laptops that were given to their pupils for online learning, all their pupils have access to laptops thanks to the Laptops in the Community Government Scheme.

The Greggs Hardship Fund has helped a number of their families who are finding life tricky at the moment. Families have successfully been able to apply for white goods, beds and bedding and food parcels.

Mr Ryan Freeman, Headteacher of Peterhouse Church of England Primary Academy said: “We are thrilled that Greggs have been able to facilitate this during these difficult times, these kind donations have made a big difference to our families.”


Su-Bridge Pet Supplied Ltd from Saham Toney kindly donated eight iPads and a number of desktop PC’s and laptops to The Dove Federation, formed of Caston Church of England Primary Academy and Parker’s Church of England Primary Academy. Chris Gulliver from Netmatters also offered his computing services free of charge.

Ian Manning, Managing Director of Su-Bridge Pet Supplies said: “We have supported the local community since the 1974. I hope the extra technology will help ease the burden of both the school and parents during these uncertain times.”


Oliver Burwood, CEO of DNEAT said: “On behalf of the academies within DNEAT we are so grateful and humbled by the generous contributions from our local communities. It has been without a doubt a testing year for teachers, pupils and parents, especially getting to grips with online learning. Having the infrastructure and the technology to ensure that remote learning can take place is a key priority and will mean that children can learn successfully at home. We are grateful for all the support we have received in this area, and particularly for these amazing donations received from the community.”


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