A TWELVE-strong academy trust is welcoming a 13th member to its group.
Anston Park Infant School has begun the process of joining White Woods Primary Academy Trust.
White Woods was established by three self-converting Rotherham primary schools in September 2013 and is managed by the chief executive officer, John Henderson, on behalf of five directors.
Anston Park Infants was rated good by Ofsted in 2013 after dropping from outstanding in 2007.
The 225-pupil school off Nursery Road caters for pupils aged five to seven years old.
Headteacher Amanda Tyler said: “We have chosen to go down the academy route, which is something we have been looking at for quite a while.
“The majority of schools are looking to academise now.
“Conversion is not something that will go away.”
There are 95 primary schools in Rotherham, with 58 now academies and nine currently in the process of converting.