The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Reverend Stephen Conway, will be the guest of honour at a special party to mark the relaunch of a Wisbech school.

He will preside over a day of celebrations at the Orchards CoE Academy, which recently joined the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT).

The Mayor of Wisbech, local councillors, former governors and representatives from the Church and DEMAT have been invited to the party at the school on Thursday 14 June.

The Bishop will lead a special assembly on the day, which will include prayers written and read by pupils, a new school motto and the presentation of commemorative bookmarks to all pupils.

After a tour of the school in Cherry Road, the Bishop will unveil a plaque to mark the occasion and cut a celebratory cake.

Parents will then join the children and visitors for a picnic lunch on the school fields, followed by a special afternoon featuring an interactive curriculum.

Chair of Governors Betty Hasler said: “We are delighted and honoured that the Bishop of Ely will be with us to celebrate the school’s transition and new future as an academy with the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust. Just as importantly, it will be a day to remember for children, their parents and the community.”