In 2012, New Hall School was invited to become the first independent school in the country to sponsor a state primary school that was seeking to become an Academy under the new Government scheme. Our Governing Body responded to this request for assistance from the Department for Education and the Governing Body of Messing Primary School. The new academy, sponsored by New Hall, formally opened in September 2013, forming the New Hall Multi Academy Trust (NHMAT).
Messing Primary School, 15 miles northeast of Chelmsford, is a rural village school, with a small number of pupils and staff; there are currently around 80 pupils on roll. We believe schools like this are hugely important to village life and, over the years, we have enjoyed working with a number of local schools.
The partnership means pupils from Messing Primary School are benefiting from the wealth of experience of dedicated subject-specialist teachers from New Hall. Messing Primary School also share the use of the outstanding facilities on offer at New Hall, including our 25-metre indoor swimming pool where they can receive swimming lessons, free of charge, from the dedicated swimming coaches at New Hall.